What is Tatkal Ticket?
The Tatkal scheme is the Indian railway scheme for the journey at very short notice. It is applied to all classes i.e. Sleeper, AC, and almost all mail or Express trains. Tatkal scheme opens every day at 10 am for the next day train booking. The numbers of seats are depending upon the train. However, a considerable amount of seats is reserved under Tatkal category.
For AC class, Tatkal ticket booking time is 10 am and for sleeper it is 11 am. Numbers of people coming from IT background or working professionals are dependent upon the Tatkal scheme for their travel. The conditions are more worsen during the festive seasons and most of the people are left as without ticket.
What is Premium Tatkal?
A new booking system introduced by Irctc on late 2015 based on dynamic price algorithm. The concept is simple and inherited from the aviation industry. The main focus of introducing this system is to raise revenue for the purpose of giving quality services to users. Half of the tickets from the tatkal scheme are kept under the premium tatkal scheme. The booking system is same as tatkal system but only price are calculated on dynamic basis.
What are the Tatkal Charges?
Below Table shows the tatkal ticket charges in addition to the original ticket price.
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
What are the Refund Rules as per Tatkal Scheme?
No refund will be granted on the cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets.
A full refund will be granted if a train is delayed by more than 3 Hours.
If train uses the different route in some circumstances and passenger is not willing to travel in this condition.
Note - Irctc magic autofill form tool is not connected to Indian Railways in any form. Use of this tool is completely depends upon the user, We don’t provide any type of authentication details for irctc. We respect your privacy and your data is not shared.
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Basic Rules of Online Counter Ticket Cancellation
Can you cancel the counter tickets online?
YES. Online counter ticket cancellation is applicable only under the following circumstances.
This is the base: Only if you have provided the valid mobile number during the time of ticket booking you can this option will be applicable.
Counter ticket cancellation is applicable only:
(This information Provide by Tatkal Software)
when the tickets are cancelled under normal circumstances; it is not applicable for train running late, cancellation of the train, or other reasons.
when tickets are cancelled before 4 hours to scheduled departure, subjected to the clause that the ticket is fully confirmed. (If there are 5 passengers, the ticket all passengers should have confirmed birth / seat)
when tickets are cancelled before 30 minutes to scheduled departure if the ticket is waitlisted or in RAC.