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What is a TDR?

TDR stands for Ticket Deposit Receipt. It is a process of claiming a refund for the booked ticket is cancelled due to any reason as mentioned under the Indian railway’s guidelines.

Valid Reasons for Filing TDR:

  1. If the train was cancelled by the Indian railways.

  2. If a passenger did not travel because the train was late by more than three hours.

  3. The difference in fare is there and the passenger has to travel in a class lower than booked by him/her.

  4. If AC does not work in AC Coaches.

  5. If passengers travel without proper ID proof.

  6. In case extra fare is charged by the TTE from the passenger.

  7. The train did not touch the boarding station and the train diverted.

  8. The train did not touch the destination station and the train diverted.

  9. Train terminated short of its destination.

  10. The passenger did not travel due to the change of status of the ticket to RAC after chart preparation. 

  11. The passenger did not travel even though the ticket was confirmed or waitlisted.

  12.  The passenger was late because of a connecting train.

Ticket Deposit Receipt Rules:

  • TDR refund shall be processed as per the railway rules.

  • TDR should be filed within 30 days from the departure of the train.

  • The refund process will take at least 60 days.

  • In the case of E-ticket, refund requests can be filled online.

  • In the case of i-ticket, a TDR needs to be obtained by surrendering the ticket to the station master. Then passenger’s claim along with an original copy of TDR should be sent to this address - General manager, IRCTC Catering & Tourism, Corporation Ltd., Internet ticketing centres, State entry road, New Delhi 110055.

  • At least 90 days are required in the above case.

How to File TDR through IRCTC?

  • Login to IRCTC account. Click on booked ticket history.

  • Select PNR for which TDR is to be filled and click File TDR tab.

  • Select passenger details from the ticket details for claiming refund.

  • Select the reason or fill the reason in case of others.

  • Click the ‘submit’ button.

  • Confirmation will be shown for completion of filing TDR.

  • If details are confirmed click OK in the alert window.

  • Your TDR has been filled successfully. 

  • TDR confirmation page will show the PNR number, transaction number, reference number, TDR status, and Reason.

Basically, the TDR application requires the approval of the zonal manager. So, the time period of refund differs depending upon the reason and sometimes it might get rejected too.


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. When Can I File a Ticket Deposit Receipt?

Ans: The TDR acronym stands for the ticket deposit receipt. You can file a TDR within 3 hours of the cancellation of the ticket and refund of the money can take up to 90 days. The entire follow up can be done on the official website of the railway. 

2. How Can I increase My Money With the Help of a Term Deposit Receipt?

Ans: As you are bound by the terms of the TDR that you have to keep the amount for a certain tenure to get a fixed rate of interest on the principal amount so your money will be safe. You can choose to roll the tenure, and you will see your money increase gradually. Understanding the tdr meaning will help you to prevent your money from being wasted.

3. How Does a Time Domain Reflector Work?

Ans: The short form tdr stands for time-domain reflector, which is used to detect the reflections of electrical pulses sending a signal through the cables. If the signals are uniform, then there are no such faults in the electrical wires, but if it is otherwise, then immediate actions are taken to repair the wires.