Tatkal Reservation Rules
  • As announced by Hon'ble Minister of Railways while presenting Railway Budget 2009-10 in the parliament on 03-07-2009, it has been decided to reduce Tatkal Charges as given below:
  • The Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below:
    Class of Travel Minimum Tatkal Charges
    (in Rs.)
    Maximum Tatkal Charges
    (in Rs.)
    Second (sitting) 10 15
    Sleeper 75 150
    AC Chair Car 75 150
    AC 3 Tier 200 300
    AC 2 Tier 200 300
    Executive 200 300
  • The above charges will be levied uniformly both in peak period & non-peak periods.
  • Tatkal tickets will be issued for actual distance of travel, instead of end-to-end, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train. The same Tatkal berth/seat may be booked in multiple legs till preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts, unutilized portion may be released to the General RAC/Waiting list passengers.
  • Tatkal facility will be introduced in Executive Class of Shatabadi Express trains also, by earmarking 10% of the accommodation available i.e. 5 seats per coach.
  • Tatkal booking opens at 12 PM 24 hrs in advance of actual date of journey, e.g. for train leaving on 6th, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 12 PM on 5th.
  • No identity proof is required to be produced by the passenger seeking reservation under tatkal scheme neither at the time of booking nor during the journey.
  • The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookings made under Tatkal scheme.
  • For the purpose of granting refunds & issuing TDRs for W/L, the time limit will be the same as applicable for refund of normal tickets.
  • REFUNDS - No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets. For contingent cancellation & waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellations, charges will be deducted as per existing Railway rules. Partial cancellation of Tatkal e-tickets is allowed but at least one passenger with ID card printed on ERS/VRM should not be cancelled. On cancellation of all the passengers whose ID card details is printed on ERS/VRM, all the passengers on that e-ticket will be cancelled

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