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Tatkal Railway Reservation

Are you disappointed as there no train tickets available for you to travel? No worries! Last minute travel bookings become easy with Tatkal booking option. Travellers can easily travel now with the Tatkal ticket booking online facility to their destination during the peak travel season. Introduced in the year 1997, the Tatkal scheme enables the passengers to book their tickets one day in advance of the actual date of journey. Tatkal bookings are available for all seat categories like sleeper class, 3A, 2A and executive classes. To simplify your train travel woes, here is the information on Tatkal train tickets

How to book Tatkal tickets? What is Tatkal ticket booking opening time?

Tatkal booking opens for the selected trains at 10:00 am for AC classes and for non-AC classes at 11:00 am, one day in advance of the date of journey. You can either book Tatkal tickets over the counter in a railway station or at IRCTC website. A maximum of only four passengers per PNR can be booked for Tatkal tickets.

Tatkal tickets will be issued for actual distance of travel, instead of end-to-end, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train. Tatkal seat or berth may be booked in multiple legs till preparation of charts.

Tatkal ticket cancellation and refund policy : No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets. For waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations, charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules.

Concessions in Tatkal Scheme : No concessions allowed.

Tatkal ticket booking charges as per IRCTC

Travel ClassMinimum Tatkal Charges (INR)Maximum Tatkal Charges (INR)
Second Sitting1015
Sleeper100200
AC Chair Car125225
AC 3 Tier300400
AC 2 Tier400500
Executive400500

Steps to book Tatkal tickets through Paytm

  • Login to Paytm account. You can book tatkal train tickets at Paytm after 30 minutes from the opening of bookings. (10:30 am for AC classes and for non-AC classes at 11:30 am)
  • Enter source and destination
  • Select your travel date
  • Select your Train
  • Select the Quota as Tatkal and click on “Book” button
  • Provide the passenger details
  • Select the preferred berth for your travel
  • Pay for the tickets using internet banking, payment wallet, credit or debit card once you are at the payment gateway
  • Print your e-ticket

So, are you ready to book the train tickets? Look for Tatkal train ticket availability and make your journey seamless.

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