File a TDR
A ticket deposit receipt (TDR) is a refund claim that passengers can submit to IRCTC. TDRs are granted to passengers as a refund for their train ticket.
How it works
Passengers who want a refund for their ticket request a TDR. This request is sent to IRCTC as a form. IRCTC reviews the TDR request and decides if a TDR will be granted.
TDRs can be requested for many reasons. The following are some examples of basic reasons to file a TDR:
- Train was more than 3 hours late, passenger not travelled
- Train diverted, passenger not travelled
- Train diverted, train not touching boarding station
- Train diverted, train not touching destination station
- Passenger not travelled, ticket in reservation against cancellation (RAC) after chart preparation
- Party partially confirmed/waitlisted, all passengers not travelled
- All confirmed passengers not travelled
- Passenger not travelled, reservation provided in lower class
- Passenger not travelled, coach damage
- Unable to cancel, train restored after train cancellation
Some TDR reasons require you to verify the original guard certificate (GC) given to you by a travelling ticket examiner (TTE). The following are some examples of these reasons:
- Air conditioning (AC) failure
- Difference of fare, proper coach not attached
- Difference of fare, passenger travelled in lower class
- Party partially confirmed/waitlisted, waitlisted passengers not travelled
- Party partially travelled, journey terminated short of destination
- Train terminated short of destination
If your reason for filing a TDR requires GC confirmation, file a TDR, then send the GC to the following address:
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd.
1st Floor, Internet Ticketing Centre
IRCA Building, State Entry Road
New Delhi 110055
After IRCTC receives the GC, they review the GC with the TDR request to handle any potential issues.
Before you begin
Some TDRs require different information than others to be verified. To make the TDR filing process as smooth as possible, it helps to have this information ready before you file your request.
Before filing your TDR, make sure you have the following items available:
- Passenger name record (PNR) number of your ticket, found in your ticket details
- Guard certificate (GC) and excess fare ticket (EFT) number, amount, and date issued by the travelling ticket examiner (TTE), wherever applicable
To file a TDR, follow these steps:
- Open our TDR support form.
- Enter your information.
- Click Submit.
- If your TDR requires GC confirmation, send your GC to IRCTC for verification. Learn more about GC confirmation.
After you submit the TDR support form, Google submits your TDR to IRCTC to be processed and reviewed. This process takes a minimum of 60 days to complete. If your request is granted, a refund will be issued to the bank account that originally made the payment.