Thursday, May 10, 2007


1.What are the various classes of travel available in Tatkal?
A. Tatkal bookings are allowed in all classes except First AC and Executive class.


2. Can I select ladies or general quota along with tatkal quota?
A. Ladies and general quota cannot be opted for along with Tatkal quota.


3.How can I use the internet reservation facility to book Tatkal quota?
A. You have to select the Tatkal check box in the 'Plan my travel' page along with other details for booking tatkal ticket. For some tarins/class/locations Tatkal quota maynot be available .Please check the availability before proceeding further.


4.What are the concesions available in Tatkal scheme?
A.No concession is allowed in Tatkal Booking.


5.How much extra should I pay for my ticket?

Class Tatkal Charges
Non –Peak season Peak season

Journey between 15th July and 15th Sept Journey between 16th Sept and 14th July
2 AC 200 300
3AC 200 300
AC CC 75 150
SL 75 150

Note:-Trains and classes with average utilization of 80% and above from April to September shall be realized uniform tatkal charges applicable for the peak period.


6.When I can book a tatkal I-ticket and e-ticket ?
A. Tatkal tickets can be booked upto five days in advance.
For the opening day, Tatkal i-Ticket & e-ticket can be booked only from 8.00 am onwards. For Tatkal booking, opening day means fifth day from date of journey. e.g.- today is 1st January, 6th January will be the opening day. i.e For I-tickets booking can be done for the for 4th,5th & 6th January, & for e-tickets booking can be done for 1st,2nd,3rd,4th & 5th ,and 6th January. Internet booking starts from 5 AM onwards( except for the opening day)for which the booking starts from 8 A.M. onwards only.


7.Can I book tatkal ticket from all locations?
A. Tatkal tickets can be booked only from source station to destination station and from remote station having Tatkal quota to destination with boarding facility from intermediate station. For some trains/class/locations Tatkal quota may not be available. Please check the availability before booking.


8.Can I book tatkal I-ticket to all places of delivery provided in irctc site?
A.Time required for delivering Tatkal tickets remains same as normal tickets and users are advised to book their tickets considering the two/three days time required for delivery. click hereto view the no.of days required for delivery of tickets to your city.


9. What are the rules for cancellation?

A.A flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on ticket,excluding Tatkal Charges is granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets, which are cancelled up to 24 hrs. before the schedule departure of train. No refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets when cancelled within 24 hrs.of the schedule departure of train. For contingent cancellation & waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations,charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules.


10. How can I get in touch with IRCTC?

A. You can reach us at You can also call us at 011- 23345500 / 23344787 / 23344773.


Manu said...

Sorry ..but my experience till date has been that whenever one select the TATKAL option and tries to book an always says "NOT AVAILABLE" in the availability tag..please try it at your own convenience for any train, any class any dates combination.. you will see that you can never book a tatkal e ticket on the IRCTC site

pankaj said...

pl use source and destination to search tatkal quota.railways issue tatkal tkts for total journey and not mid way.train from mumbai to delhi with boarding at mathura would be charged as mmbai to delhi tkt with mathura boarding.

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