Top 10 Important Information about Railway Tatkal Ticket Reservation
Top 10 Important Information about Railway Tatkal Ticket Reservation

This article explains list the Top 10 Important Information about Railway Tatkal Ticket Reservation. Tatkal ticket reservation is for a person who wants to book a Train ticket on a short notice. One can book a Tatkal Reservation ticket one day before the Journey. For example, if your Journey date is 25/05/2018 then, you have to book a tatkal ticket on 24/05/2018.

Read Top 10 Important Information about Railway Tatkal Ticket Reservation

  1. Presently, The Tatkal ticket Booking timing for AC class starts from 10:00 am. Moreover, for the Sleeper Class, the booking starts from 11:00 am.
  2. You can’t book a Tatkal Ticket in First AC Class. However, You can book a tatkal ticket in all the Classes.
  3. One can book the Tatkal ticket Online or Offline. For Offline, one must have to visit the Passenger Reservation Center which is present at every Railway Junctions across India.
  4. If you want to book a tatkal ticket online, Create an account on IRCTC official site i.e. www.irctc.co.in. Login to this website 5-10 Minutes earlier. Fill out all the ticket details to increase the chance of getting the Ticket.
  5. Moreover, A Single IRCTC User ID can book only 2 Tatkal tickets.
  6. However, In a single session, one can book only 1 Tatkal Ticket.
  7. The Minimum, as well as maximum Tatkal Charge for Sleeper, is ₹ 100 to ₹ 200. After we complete these 10 Important points we also give you the List of Extra Tatkal Ticket Charges.
  8. According to Indian Railway Return & Refund Policy, An Unconfirmed Tatkal ticket will automatically cancel after chart preparation.
  9. A Passenger getting a waiting list in Tatkal ticket can get a confirm seat after the preparation of chart.
  10. You can cancel a ticket 30 min before the departure of Train.

Valid Identity Cards during Journey

During the Journey, you can carry any one of these ID cards for Identity Verification.

  • Aadhaar Card.
  • Voter ID Card.
  • Pan Card, Credit Card.
  • Driving Licence.
  • Bank Passbook with Photo on it.
  • Passport.
  • Photo Identity Card which State or Central Government give you.
  • Student Identity Card issued by School or Colleges to the Students with your photo on it.

Extra Charges for Tatkal Tickets

The Tatkal Fare is Minimum 30% Fare of Base Fare.

Class of TravelMinimum Tatkal
Charges (INR)
Maximum Tatkal
Charges (INR)
Second Seating₹ 10₹ 15
Sleeper₹ 100₹ 200
AC Chair Car₹ 125₹ 225
AC 3 Tier₹ 300₹ 400
AC 2 Tier₹ 400₹ 500
Executive₹ 400₹ 500

Read also: The Amount will be Refunded Automatically if Train Fully Cancels

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