Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Major Changes in Indian Railways rules from 1 July 2016

Major changes in Indian Railways rules

1) From July 1, passengers will get refund amount of 50 percent on cancellation of tatkal tickets.

2)  From July 1, tatkal window for AC coach will be open between 10 am and 11 am while for sleeper coach it will be open from 11 am to 12 pm.

3) No Waiting list ticket  will be issued from IRCTC. Suvidha trains will run if there is waiting list. Tickets shall be issued only for confirmed and RAC passengers in suvidha Trains. There shall be no provision for waiting list in the train.There will be provision of 50% refund on ticket cancellation in Suvidah Trains

4) The number of coaches on Rajdhani and Shatabdi will be increased.

5) Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will have paperless tickets from July 1. Mobile tickets will be valid on these trains.

6) Railways will also start ticket printing in Regional Langauge

7) Premium trains will come to an end.

8) For Suvidha Trains 50% refund of fare subject to minimum flat cancellation charge of Rs. 200/- for AC-II tier/first class, Rs. 180/- for AC-III tier/3 Economy/ air conditioned chair car and Rs. 120/- for sleeper class will be granted for confirmed/RAC tickets upto 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train or preparation of the chart whichever is earlier. No Refund of fare after that will
be granted. Such refund will be granted by filing TDR.