New Rules for Tatkal booking, Cancellation and refund

Posted by: Friends on 25-10-2017 04:57

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New Delhi: Tatkal booking, cancellation, refund rules: Guide to book Indian Railways' train tickets

Booking window: The bookings of Tatkal AC tickets begin from 10:00 am while non-AC tickets can be booked from 11:00 am onwards, one day in advance of actual date of journey, excluding date of journey. The tickets can be procured either from over the counter or through logging onto irctc website-www.irctc.co.in. According to Tatkal rules, only four passengers are allowed to travel per Tatkal ticket. However, one can book two Tatkal tickets per user id in ticket classes except first AC and executive class.

Confirmed and waitlisted tickets on the same ticket: Even if one passengers on Tatkal ticket has a confirmed or RAC ticket,the others with a waitlisted status are allowed to board the train.

Cancellation: You can cancel your waiting list or RAC Tatkal tickets, up to 30 minutes before the departure of the train. Earlier, cancellation of waiting list/RAC was allowed 24 hours prior to the departure. But now it is possible quite near to the departure. If wait listed Tatkal tickets do not get confirmed or RAC, they automatically get cancelled and the passenger gets refund.

Refunds: Confirmed tickets get 50% refund cancellation before chart prepar. Earlier, cancellation of confirm ticket do not get any refund. In case of RAC or waitlisted tickets refund is available if the same are cancelled up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Train cancellation: In case a train is running behind 3 hours or gets cancelled by railway authorities, you are entitled to file Ticket Deposit Receipt (TDR) for claiming a refund.

Charges: Tatkal charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of the basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum.