IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation), the online ticketing arm of Indian Railways, offers the quota of ‘Tatkal’ as well as ‘Premium Tatkal’ for passengers requiring to travel on a short notice. These options allow a person to book the ticket only one day prior to the day of journey.
Bookings under both the options – Tatkal and Premium Tatkal – open at 10 am for AC classes and 11 am for non-AC classes, according to Indian Railways’ website, indianrailways.gov.in.
The major difference between these two booking options is the ticket price. However, the basic rules applicable to online Tatkal bookings are also applicable to Premium Tatkal booking, according to the Railways. Read more