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All You Need To Know About Indian Railways Tatkal Train Ticket Booking.

IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Indian Railways allows its passengers to book tickets on an urgent basis under the Tatkal ticket booking scheme. The Tatkal train tickets can be booked by passengers online from the website or mobile application or Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation or offline from any of the Indian Railways reservation centres across the country. Tatkal train tickets come with payment of premium charges to normal ticket booking making it expensive than the normal train tickets. Tatkal train tickets are issued for actual distance of travel instead of end to end subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train.

Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10 per cent of basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below Indian Railways noted on its website.

Under Tatkal tickets only four passengers can be booked on one PNR passenger name record number unlike six passengers in case of normal train ticket.Confirmed Tatkal train tickets are not subject to cancellation however if the train is delayed by more than three hours at the journey originating point of the passenger or the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel the refund will be given according to Indian Railways.

While booking Tatkal ticket an individual needs to enter details of valid identity proof which is to be carried while travelling.