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The Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the time limit beyond six months and up to nine months from the date of journey for cancellation of PRS counter tickets and refund of fare across reservation counters for the journey period beginning March 21,2020 and ending July 31,2020. 

It is applicable only for regular time tabled trains cancelled by Railways. In case of tickets cancelled through 139 or through IRCTC website, the time limit for surrendering of such tickets for the above mentioned period across reservation counter up to nine months from the date of journey.

After lapse of six months from the date of journey, many passengers may have deposited the tickets to Claims Office of Zonal Railways through TDR or through general application along with original tickets, full refund of fare on such PRS counter tickets shall also be allowed for such passengers.

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