Indian Railways Tatkal Ticket Reservation – Booking Facility, Cancellation Rules, Charges
Indian Railways’ Tatkal ticket booking provides reservation to passengers looking to travel at a short notice. It is available on payment of premium charges on a first-come-first-served basis. Passengers can book Tatkal tickets online via IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) official website- irctc.co.in. For offline mode, passengers can approach the reservation counters and avail the facility. A maximum of four passengers per PNR (Passenger Name Record) can be booked on Tatkal tickets, noted Indian Railways on its official website- indianrail.gov.in.
Timings of Tatkal ticket booking
Tatkal booking for AC classes opens at 10:00 am on the previous day of journey excluding date of journey from the train-originating station. For non-AC classes, Tatkal booking starts at 11:00 am on the previous day of journey excluding date of journey from the train-originating station.
Charges of Tatkal ticket
Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10 per cent of basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum limits as mentioned here:
|Class of Travel||Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.)||Maximum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.)||Minimum Distance for charge(in Km)|
|AC Chair Car||125||225||250|
|AC 3 Tier||300||400||500|
|AC 2 Tier||400||500||500|
Cancellation of Tatkal tickets
The Railways grants no refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate Tatkal tickets except in certain circumstances, noted Indian Railways. Here are the conditions under which full refund is granted on Tatkal tickets—->>Read More