In order to avoid misuse the Tatkal scheme, a refund is not granted at the time of cancellation of confirmed tickets except for some exceptional situations. Only in cases where either the train is delayed by more than three hours or if the train is running on a changed route, the fare of the ticket is refunded and Tatkal charges on confirmed tickets booked under the Tatkal scheme is granted. Tatkal tickets can be booked online as well using the IRCTC website or at the 10,300 counters of 3,465 computerised Passenger Reservation Centers in India.
Booking for Tatkal tickets of AC classes starts at 10:00 am and it starts at 11:00 am for non-AC classes, a day in advance of the actual date of journey. But bulk tickets are booked in just a few minutes of the opening of the Tatkal quota.
Here are the updated steps stated by Indian Railways to avoid the misuse of the online Tatkal booking system: Read More
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