What is Cancellation of PRS (Passenger Reservation System) counter Tickets through 139.

As a part of the Rail Budget Announcements of 2016-17, Railways has introduced cancellation facility for PRS counter tickets through 139 or IRCTC website for all confirmed, RAC and waitlisted PRS Counter tickets. This facility of cancellation through 139 or IRCTC website will give a huge relief to the passengers.

To facilitate passengers with PRS counter tickets to cancel their tickets through within the prescribed time limit as per Refund Rule 2015 facility for cancellation of such tickets through 139 (by IVRS – Interactive Voice Response System  and SMS).

 A pilot project was inaugurated by Hon’ble MR on 29th April, 2016, for cancellation of fully confirmed PRS counter tickets. The pilot was restricted to cancellation of tickets for trains scheduled to depart within the next 24 hours. Now this facility is being extended to all confirmed tickets without any time limit and also for RAC and Wait listed tickets.

Condition for Cancellation of Counter tickets

Cancellation will be permitted in normal circumstances only and not in case of late running of trains/cancellation of trains etc.
This facility shall be available only in case the mobile number has been given at the time of booking the ticket.
Online cancellation or cancellation through 139 shall be permitted only upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in case of confirmed tickets and upto half an hour before the scheduled departure of the train in case of RAC/Wait listed tickets. The refund shall be permissible only on surrendering of original PRS counter tickets.
Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations defined by Zonal Railway as under:-

  • During first two hours of the opening of PRS counters on the next day for the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is between 1801 hours and 0600 hours.
  • Up to 4 hours after the scheduled departure of the train during the working hours of PRS counters/current  counters/special counters where cancellation is permitted round the clock on the  tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is between 0601 hours and 1800 hours.
  • No refund of amount would be given after the above mentioned prescribed time limit.
Passenger details (Viz.name, age, gender, booking status, current status) and journey details will be displayed on the website.
Once the passenger confirms full cancellation of PNR will be done and PNR will be marked as Cancelled but not refunded in the system. Seat/berth will be released. Refund amount due will also be displayed to the passenger on website
All the privilege/duty pass/PTOs/complimentary pass tickets may be allowed to be cancelled through website. In the case of pass zero refund is permissible however, for validity of the pass for fresh booking the passenger shall approach the counter to get the pass re-validated by marking the same cancelled against the earlier booked tickets as per prescribed rule.