IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Timings and Charges

IRCTC Tatkal Timings and Tatkal Charges: The Tatkal Scheme is an Indian Railways scheme for journey at very short notices. It is for reserved class in almost all Mail/Express trains in India. The Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes. 

The ticket booking under Tatkal scheme opens at 10 a.m on the previous day of journey from train originating station (i.e one day before). However, the day of journey is defined as the day of chart preparation. For AC seat 10 AM is booking start time and 11 AM is start time for SLEEPER or Non AC seat.

There will be no separate Tatkal train defined. The Non-utilised Tatkal tickets are released to wait-listed passengers. The Confirmed tatkal tickets can be cancelled but no refunds will be provided. But waitlisted tatkal tickets can be cancelled with refunds. 

In some trains and in those classes where average utilization of Tatkal accommodation during the peak period of April to September is 80% and above, the Tatkal charges that are applicable during peak period will be charged throughout the year that is, for both peak and non-peak periods. A new booking system called Premium Tatkal has been introduced where these tickets can be purchased only by passengers online, not by outsiders. 

IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Charges:

Tatkal Charges before journey starting date 24- 12- 2015:
IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Charges before 24-12-2015
Tatkal Charges applicable for journey starting from 24.12.2015 onwards:

IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Charges from 24-12-2015
No duplicate Tatkal tickets will be issued. The duplicate Tatkal tickets should be issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare including Tatkal charges.

The Tatkal tickets shall be issued only on production of one of the ten prescribed proofs of identity:

1. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commision of India.
2. Passport
3. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department.
4. Driving Licence issued by RTO.
5. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.
6. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students.
7. Nationalized Bank Passbok with photograph.
8. Credit cards issued by banks with laminated photograph.
9. Unique Identification Card "Aadhaar".
10. Photo identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector 

For internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passenger should enter the identity proof type and number, which is to be used for travel. These details shall be printed on the ERS/indicated on the VRM/MRM as well as in the reservation chart. It is possible to book a maximum of only four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.

The web services agents of IRCTC will be permitted to book only one Tatkal ticket per train per day on the internet. The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookings made under Tatkal scheme.
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