Full Form of TDR:
Ticket Deposit Receipt
TDR Full Form is Ticket Deposit Receipt. TDR is a return or refund policy of travel fare in railways. It is allotted and validated when a passenger becomes unable to conduct the journey. TDR is mostly implemented on reserved tickets. A passenger can file a TDR request if the scheduled journey is cancelled.
It can be filed both via offline and online methods. In case of an offline request, TDR should be filed within the 30 days of the scheduled departure. The refund of fare can take up to 90 days. The offline request should be filed at least 4 hours prior to the scheduled time of journey. Both the cancellation status and the refund status can be checked online. If a ticket is reserved and the seat is allocated to the passenger on the chart, the passenger has to show valid causes of cancellation.
TDR can be cancelled in situations like when the train is cancelled by the railway authority, train running late ( specifically more than 3 hours), failure of AC, the passenger travelling without valid ID proof, the difference of charged rate of fare in terms of allocated coach etc. If the passenger does not travel for any personal cause, he can file TDR after the cancellation of the journey. The railway authorities demand and deduct certain cancellation charges that may vary according to the class and allocation of tickets.