Indian Railways which started 15 pairs of special trains on May 12 Connecting New Delhi and other metro cities now has cancelled all regular passenger train tickets booked for travel till June 30.
The Ministry of Railways has announced that all the passenger trains have been cancelled and full refunds will be issued to all those who had booked tickets for travel in these trains.
These measures, however, do not stand for the Shramik Special trains and special trains that started running from May 12. Shramik Special trains are the trains that are taking migrant labourers from different states to their home states while the special trains are running on 15 routes to ferry stranded Indians across the country from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
However due to lockdown train services stand debarred from 22 March ans as a preventory method Ministry of Railway cancels all the tickets booked till June 30.
All e-tickets booked will be refunded automatically, whereas those bought at the counter for journeys post March 21 can be cancelled and refunds can be taken upon submission of the ticket up to six months from date of journey.
“Passenger can file TDR (Ticket Deposit Receipt) within six months from date of journey instead of 3 days at the station and submit the detailed TDR within next sixty (60) days (instead of 10 days) to Chief Claims Officer/CCM Refund office for getting the refund amount, subject to verification,” the order stated.