Tatkal ticket booking rules and how to book tatkal ticket fast


How to book tatkal ticket fast.

How to book tatkal ticket fast

Tatkal ticket (what is this?):

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    You have an emergency trip, but you haven't booked a trained ticket yet. 

    You can book a tatkal ticket before the last minute of your journey in some essential conditions. Here I have discussed how to book a tatkal ticket fast. "Tatkal" the word pronounced in Hindi as it referred to immediate or at the moment

    Tatkal tickets are crucial for the last minute or immediate plans. The scheme is used to book a ticket at short notice.

    It is started to book tickets in one day advance, excluding the day of the journey. The tatkal scheme started by national transporter aimed to provide last-minute passengers in 1997. IRCTC launches online boking of this scheme a few years back only. 
    how to book tatkal ticket fast in new irctc website

    According to Indian railways, it helps passengers from touts or unscrupulous elements. It is challenging to book a ticket online. The reason is the server delay and massive traffic on the IRCTC website during booking. 

    The booking started online and offline at 10:00 AM every day on the day before the journey. Follow the article to know how to book a tatkal ticket online fast.

     Here I will show you "how to book tatkal ticket fast" step by step method using the IRCTC portal and a chrome extension named tatkal for sure.

    Tatkal ticket booking rules.

    tatkal ticket booking rule

    Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) controlled the online train ticket booking facility. If you already planed a trip, then you booked a train ticket in advance. Sometime you may have an emergency trip. In such cases, the tatkal scheme comes to rescue you.

    Tatak tickets can book as first come, first serve bases. Tickets can be booked offline or online on the day before the day of the journey. The AC class tickets booking started at 10 am and non-AC class tickets can be booked at 11 am. The following are the tatkal ticket booking rule which you should keep in your mind during booking (Tatkal Tickets).
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    1. The second class basic fare charges are 10%, and basic fare charges of other classes are 30%. All the charges are fixed. Subject to a minimum and maximum fees.

    2. Tatkal tickets issued for a distance of travel, and it is subject to distance restriction applicable to the train.

    3. The ticket booking for AC class start at 10 am, and non-AC class ticket booking starts at 11 am in advanced before one day of the journey. I.e., if your train leaves on 15th August, you must book your ticket on 14th August at 10 am or 11 am.
    tatkal ticket booking

    4. The tatkal scheme has strictly prohibited to book more than four tickets per PNR (Passenger name record). I.e., you can only book a maximum of four tickets per PNR.

    5. Although the web service agent of IRCTC permitted to book only one ticket per train per day through the online portal.

    6. Ticket agents are bared to book from 10 am to noon.

    7. The duplicate ticket can't be issued, but in some exceptional cases, it can be issued by paying the full fare and tatkal charges.

    8. There no need to prove identity during ticket booking. Only a passenger needs to confirm identity throughout the journey.

    9. You can't get a refund for the cancellation of a fully confirmed ticket. In exceptional cases like train delay more than 3 hours you can get a refund

    Tatkal scheme(ततकाल स्कीम ).

    tatkal scheme
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    Generally, passengers can book the normal ticket 120 days in advance of the journey. Cases like a short distance train and day time train have leaser advanced reservation period up to 60/ 30/10 days. But there have possibilities of the emergency journey in short notice.

    Therefore some berths/seats are kept under tatkal quota. This seat can be booked before the day of the journey day. The tatkal scheme allows you to book the ticket by paying basic fare charges and tatkal charges.

    Premium tatkal booking.

    To get relaxed from day to day work you can travel. The traveling using the train is comfortable in India, but you have to book a ticket in advance. You can book it online or offline.
    premium tatkal

     IRCTC maintains the online portal. If a traveler wants to travel in short notice for any reason. They have an option to book a ticket in advanced under the tatkal booking. 

    The Indian railways started the "premium tatkal" scheme in the year of 2014. The function of tatkal and premium tatkal is the same. The ticket prices are varying. I will show you in the specified section how to book tatkal ticket fast.

    Fraud prevention.

    Over time, the misuse of this scheme is started. So, the ministry of railways changes the time of booking in 2015. All types of agents including IRCTC agents are debarred from booking.

     General class booking started from 8 am to 8-30 am. Tatkal AC class booking started from 10 am to 10-30 am. Tatkal non-AC class booking started from 11 am to 11-30 am.

    Documents required.

    At the time of booking, there no need to show any identity proof. At the time of the journey, you have to show any of the documents in the original.
    1. A voter ID card prepared by the Election commission of India.
    2. A pan card provided by Income Tax Department.
    3. Passport.
    4. The driving license provided by the Regional Transport Office (RTO).
    5. Any photo identity card prepared by the central or state government.
    6. Nationalize bank passbook with a photograph.
    7. Credit card with laminated photograph.
    8. Unique identification card i.e. Adhar Card.

    Tatkal charges.

    The following are the tatkal charges effective from 24/12/2015.

    Class of Travel
    Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.)
    Maximum Tatkal Charges
     (in Rs.)
    Minimum Distance for charge(in Km)
    Reserve Second sitting (2S)
    10.00
    15.00
    100
    Sleeper
    100.00
    200.00
    500
    AC Chair Car
    125.00
    225.00
    250
    AC 3 Tier
    300.00
    400.00
    500
    AC 2 Tier
    400.00
    500.00
    500
    Executive
    400.00
    500.00
    250

    How to book tatkal ticket fast using chrome extension.


    Now I am going to tell you how to book a tatkal ticket fast. Tatkal for sure is the best chrome plugin to book your ticket fast. This plugin is secured. Add your tatkal details to this extension. Then it will autofill your details to the tatkal portal. And I am sure that you will get a confirmed ticket. Below I have described step by step how to do that.

    Step-1.

    At first, add Tatkal for sure chrome extension to your chrome browser.
    Add tatkal for sure

    Step-2.

    Click on create a new trip.


    tatkal for sure

    Step-3.

    Fill all the details related to the tatkal portal. These details will autofill to the "IRCTC website".
    Tatkal trip details

    Step-4.

    Then you are done. Wait till the time of booking. I.e., 10 am for AC class and 11 am for non-AC class. Before 2 minutes of booking open the extension and click "Book Now".
    tatkal book now

    Step-5.

    You will be redirected to the IRCTC online portal. All the details will be autofill. Just fill the captcha manually. Remind to fill the captcha in capital latter only.
    tatkal captcha entry

    Tatkal tickets booking guide.

    • At first, register yourself as an individual user on "irctc.co.in".
    • Ready your mobile number and email address for registration purposes it is mandatory.
    • Then log-in on "irctc.co.in" using your username and password.

    tatkal login


    • Click on "Plan my journey".
    • Then select From/ to station correctly. Select the ticket type "E-ticket".
    • Click on the "submit button".
    • Keep in mind that the ticket can be book only one day before the journey.

    tatkal my journey

    • The page name "Train List" will appear.
    • Select Quota as tatkal look like a radio button.
    • Choose a train. Select class. Then you will see the details with the availability of the train.
    • Click on the "Book now" link to book tickets.
    • If you wish to change the train then click the class on another train.

    tatkal train list

    tatkal for sure


    • You can book up to 4 tickets in the online portal according to the tatkal scheme.
    • Then the ticket reservation page appears. Check that the train name and station names, Date of journey, Class, Quota, Boarding Point, etc. are the same as desired by you.
    • Enter all required details like passenger name, age, sex etc.
    • Click on ‘’Consider for Auto Upgradation” for automatic class up-gradation.
    • Enter captcha which will be in capital letter.
    • Enter a mobile number to get booking and cancellation related free SMS.
    • Click on Next.


    how to book tatkal ticket online


    • The payment page will appear. Choose the payment option and pay for your ticket. Get your e-ticket.


    tatkal payment


    • After a successful payment, you will get a transaction receipt. Click on the "Print ERS" button and take a print out. And you are done.
    tatkal ticket

    tatkal recipt


    Video guide how to book tatkal ticket fast.

    This informative video is from  Ishan monitor youtube channel. This video is used for educational purposes only. 

                                               

                                 
    faq tatkal ticket

    The FAQ on Tatkal tickets.


    1. what are tatkal tickets?


    If you have a trip in short notice then the tatkal ticket can rescue you. Every train has a specific berth for tatkal quota. You can only book this ticket one day before the journey. Booking can be done online or offline. It saves people who have an emergency business trip. For more details read the entire articles.

    2. What is tatkal tickets timing?


    I think you wanted to know what is the booking time. According to the tatkal scheme, tatkal tickets can be booked in one day advanced. The time is 10 am for AC class and 11 am for non-AC class. 

    3. Are tatkal tickets refundable?


    No according to the tatkal scheme ticket can't be refundable. Some exceptional cases like train delay to 3 hours ticket may be refundable. Practically you can't get your money back. So book your ticket after full confirmation.

    4. Can Tatkal tickets be canceled?


    The ticket can not be canceled automatically otherwise you wish to cancel it. If your payment is failed your ticket will be canceled.

    5. What is a tatkal passport?


    A passport is an official document used to immigrate people to another country. And the passport application process is very time-consuming. So the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has made a quick dispensation of passport under the tatkal scheme called tatkal passport. 

    6. Can Tatkal tickets be booked online?


    Yes the IRCTC has maintained the online booking of reservation tickets. You can book a ticket online through the "irctc.co.in". You can use a third-party app like PAYTM.

    7. How many tickets can be booked at a time?


    You can book a maximum of 4 tickets per user per train according to the tatkal scheme. To book many tickets you have to create many user accounts.

    8. What are premium tatkal tickets?


    If a traveler wants to travel in short notice for any reason. They have an option to book a ticket in advanced under the tatkal booking. The Indian railways started the "premium tatkal" scheme in the year of 2014. The function of tatkal and premium tatkal is the same. The ticket prices are varying. I will show you in the specified section how to book a tatkal ticket fast.

    9. How tatkal tickets are booked?


    You can book the ticket online through IRCTC portal. To know how to book a tatkal ticket online you can follow the details in this article.

    10. How much does tatkal ticket cost?


    Sleeper class costs between 90₹-175₹. AC Chair class costs between 100₹-200₹. AC 3 Tier costs between 250₹-350₹. AC 2 Tier costs between 300₹-400₹. 

    Conclusion.


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