You must travel by train: We need a ticket to go somewhere by train. Many times when we cut tickets online, we don’t know if it’s confirmed. If you don’t get a confirmed ticket, you book a waiting ticket. You book a ticket in the hope that it will be confirmed.
But we are often disappointed. We don’t have confirmed tickets. Many times the waiting tickets are not confirmed and are cancelled. So what happens if the ticket is cancelled? Are you getting your money back? So in that case can we travel by train on a waiting ticket? Read the article to know the complete details regarding this.
Can you travel on a waiting ticket?
Now people book tickets online sitting at home instead of going to the station and booking tickets. This is called an e-ticket. Sometimes it happens that we do not get a confirmed ticket while booking a ticket. In that case, you book a waiting ticket.
Many times the waiting tickets are confirmed. But sometimes it happens that the waiting ticket can not be confirmed. If you don’t get a confirmed ticket, that ticket is considered invalid. This means that if you cut the waiting ticket and it is not confirmed, then you cannot travel by showing that ticket.
What happens after the cancellation of the ticket?
Many times when the waiting ticket is not confirmed, the ticket is cancelled by IRCTC. Your money will be refunded within three to four days of cancellation. However, the railways refund the money after deducting the booking charges.
For example, if you had booked a waiting ticket for sleeper class, then after the cancellation of the ticket, ₹60 booking charge is deducted and the rest of your money is refunded. A booking charge of ₹60 is levied for sleeper class. For AC class, Rs 65 is deducted as booking charge.