TDR stands for Ticket Deposit Receipt. It is usually filed or submitted to claim the refund of fare in case you are not able to perform the journey. There should be a valid reason to file a TDR. Some of the common valid reasons to file a TDR are listed below:

  • The train is cancelled due to water logging, flood or any other reason
  • The train is running late by more than three hours
  • AC failure in the train
  • Wrongly charged by TTE
  • Difference in fare
  • Partially travelled; you get down at some other station due to illness
  • Travelling without proper Identity Proof (ID)

TDR can be filled within 3 hours of the scheduled departure and it may take up 90 days for the refund. The cancellation and refund status can be checked at IRCTC website.

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