Indian Railways Tatkal Reservation

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We earlier shared information on Tatkal Ticket Booking In Indian Railways.Indian Railways have made certain changes in the Tatkal Reservation Scheme. Listed below are the gist of the changes made.

  • The changes comes to effect from 01.08.2009 onwards
  • Tatkal tickets can be booked only two days in advance, excluding the date of journey. e.g. if the date of journey is 6th of October, then tatkal ticket can be booked on 4th October from 8.00 am, for this journey.
  • 25% of the total fare, excluding tatkal fare, is refunded if the tatkal ticket is cancelled 24 hrs before the departure of train. Full refund of takal ticket is made in exceptional circumstances like
    • the train is delayed for more than 3 hrs at the originating point of the journey,
    • if the passenger does not wish to travel or if the train route is diverted and also the boarding or destination stations of the passenger is not in the diverted route,
    • if the passenger does not wish to travel in lower class, where he is accomodated.
  • The time limit for refund of tatkal tickets will be same as that of normal ticket
  • Tatkal charges will be same throughout the year for trains and classes where the average utilisation of tatkal accomodation from April to September is 80% and above
  • Tatkal charges for 2S class is Rs.15/-

Tatkal Quota In Trains For Various Classes:

ClassesNo. of berths to be earmarked in trains with average occupancy level of Tatkal Quota Less than 80%No. of berths to be earmarked in trains with average occupancy level of Tatkal Quota More than 80%
2 AC4 Berths Per Coach10 Berths Per Coach
3 AC6 Berths Per Coach16 Berths Per Coach
AC Chair Car6 Seats Per Coach16 Seats Per Coach
SL10% of the accommodation or one coach whichever is less30% of the accommodation
Reserved Second Sitting (2S)10% of the accommodation10% of the accommodation

Tatkal Charges:

ClassesNon-Peak period (February 1 to March 31 & August 1 to August Peak period (April 1 to July 31 & September 1 to January 31)
2 AC200300
3 AC200300
AC Chair Car75150
SL75150
2S1515
Garib Rath 3 AC (GR)200300

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3 comments on “Indian Railways Tatkal Reservation
  1. Whenever I am going to official site of IRCTC to book tatka ticket I am facing the problem every time “Service Unavilable”. I am trying to login from last 15 days. But everyday I am facing this problem. IRCTC and Ms. Mamta Banerjee has to check whether there is a technical problem or some corruption is going with their officer to give the tickets to the agents, because many of IRCTC agents giving the tatkal tickets by taking additional amount of Rs. 500-1000.

    • Agree with Ali. Today morning i.e Oct 7 upto 8-15 AM I got the same problem
      as Service Unavailable.
      This problem should be rectified urgently as I had to book a Tatkal Tkt and 8- 15 when the site opened already it was waitlisted.

  2. irctc is the worst site it is an glaring example of failure of mamta banerjee

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