Online cancellation through 139 will be permitted only 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 and wait-listed tickets.
Now wait-listed and RAC (reservation against cancellation) train ticket holders can cancel their tickets by dialing 139. Earlier only confirmed ticket holders could cancel their tickets through 139 service and IRCTC website. Now the facility can be used for cancellation of RAC and wait-listed tickets also.
As per the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, earlier booking tickets was a problem, cancelling those booked tickets and getting refunds were more problematic. So now cancellation of tickets has been made easy through introduction of this facility.
So let’s do:
1. Expand the term RAC and also name the Union Railway Minister ?
2. By dialing which number now wait listed ticket can be cancelled ?
Source – The Hindu