After plying special trains for stranded people, Indian Railways on Wednesday announced to cancel all train ticket bookings made earlier for journeys till June 30. The cancellation process will be automated and the refunds will be given to the passengers with effect from March 21.
The Railway Board on Wednesday issued an order introducing the provision of waiting list not only in its presently operational special trains for journeys starting May 22, but also for all its forthcoming services.
It has, however, capped the waiting list on these trains -- up to 100 for AC 3 tier, 50 for AC 2 tier, 200 for Sleeper Class, 100 for chair-cars, and 20 each for First AC and Executive Class -- truncating the queues for confirmed tickets significantly.
The chances will come into effect for tickets booked from May 15 for journeys beginning May 22.