Indian Railways travellers can check refund status of their cancelled tickets in real-time.
Indian Railways passengers must first log on to new website refund.indianrail.gov.in. Indian Railways had launched this website recently.
To find out cancelled ticket status on refund.indianrail.gov.in website only requires one thing.
Indian Railways requires passengers to key-in their Passenger Name Record (PNR) number/s.
Once this is done Indian Railways website refund.indianrail.gov.in will reflect travellers' cancelled tickets refund status.
Refund.indianrail.gov.in will show refund status at ticket counters as well as online.
Indian Railways ticket refund status system will be of most help to those passengers who are forced to submit claims through Ticket Deposit Receipts (TDRs) at ticket counters.
These Indian Railways passengers have to do this as they cannot find out their tickets' refund status from any other source.
The current Indian Railways system till recently provided updates to only those who booked their tickets through IRCTC website. This is via e-mails and SMS.
Notably, Indian Railways tickets can be cancelled across ticket counters, IRCTC website and through Railways enquiry number 139.
Indian Railways cancelled ticket refund is much faster online as the amount is credited to the passenger's bank account within 5 days.
In offline mode, tickets are cancelled across the counter and the money is paid back within a 7-day period.