IRCTC train tickets cancellation update: Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry has announced that all regular time-tabled passenger trains of Indian Railways have been cancelled till 12 August 2020. These cancelled passenger train services are those for which the IRCTC ticket booking was open up to April 14, 2020. In an important clarification, Indian Railways has assured passengers that the 200 IRCTC special trains and the IRCTC Special Rajdhani-style train services that were started from June 1 and May 12 respectively will remain operational. Wondering what this means for ticket refunds? What are IRCTC refund rules for 2020? Here are the top 5 facts about Indian Railways’ decision to cancel regular passenger trains till 12 August 2020:
1) All the regular passenger train services from 1 July 2020 to 12 August 2020 have been cancelled by the national transporter. Earlier, the regular passenger train services were cancelled up to 30 June 2020. Also, all the train tickets that were booked for travel on passenger trains on or before 30 June 2020 were cancelled by Indian Railways.