Indian Railways is going to make changes in many rules from July 1 for the comfort of their passengers.
New Delhi: If you travel by train then this news is for you because, from July 1, Indian Railways is going to make many changes in its rules. Its direct impact is on the train passengers. Let’s know what rules will change and what will affect you.
50% Refund on cancellation of Tatkal tickets
At present, there is no refund on cancelling the tatkal ticket. From July 1, you will get a refund of up to 50 percent for cancelling the tatkal ticket. Along with the facility, the passenger will get 50 percent refund on returning the tickets booked on suvidha trains. For this, refund charges will be deducted at Rs. 100 for AC-2, 90 rupees on AC-3 and Rs 60 per passenger at sleeper.
Changes in other rules of refund
If any passenger has an e-ticket and if the train is cancelled, then it will not be necessary to fill the ticket deposit receipt (TDR) now. The refund will automatically come into the account. Also, for cancelling the RAC tickets, if the ticket is cancelled half an hour before the train departure, the cancellation charges will be deducted, and the refund will be given.
Passenger can now choose language and berth/seat option now on IRCTC
Currently English is the only language available while booking online tickets from IRCTC. But, from 1 July, the passenger will also be provided with other languages option while booking a train ticket on IRCTC. Also, passengers will now be able to choose a ticket according to their convenience and liking when booking tickets.
Paperless tickets in the Rajdhani and Shatabdi Trains
Starting July 1, the paperless ticketing system is going to start in Indian Railways, starting with the Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains. Passengers travelling in Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains will not get a paper ticket, but tickets will be sent to your mobile. Additionally, Railways will provide fast food on demand to Passengers travelling on this train.
Confirm tickets will be available in trains
Now the hassle of the waiting list in the railway is going to end. Suvidha train to run from the railway side will be provided with confirmed tickets for the passenger. For this, the Railways will run the suvidha trains from July 1 on the lines of Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Mail-Express trains. The number of coaches in the Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains is also going to be increased. This will also confirm RAC tickets.
Without Aadhaar No Concession will be given
Now for the concessional tickets in the railway, the Aadhaar card has been made compulsory from July 1. Aadhaar card is mandatory for several concessions like Senior Citizen, Women’s quota. You will have to provide the Aadhaar number while taking tickets from the online and reservation counter.
Flexi Fair system shutdown on July 1
Railways introduced the Flexi Fair system on the lines of aeroplanes, which was on trial for six months. But it is being withdrawn after the plan has failed completely. The Indian railway is now replacing the railway power coach with passenger coaches in the premium, the Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains on the trial base.