Geeting a confirmed Tatkal ticket is just like winning a lottery. It is not easy to book Tatkal from IRCTC whether from online or offline. In Tatkal quota only a few tickets are available and booking one ticket out them is very difficult as a number of people are trying to book Tatkal ticket at the same time. Indian railway department introduced this features to facilitate people so that they can get immediate railway ticket.
Tatkal ticket booking starts from 10 A.M to 12 AM daily, so if you want to book Tatkal ticket then you can book a ticket in between these hours. You can either book Tatkal ticket from railway ticket counter or from www.irctc.co.in. This is an official website designed by IRCTC through which you can book you Train tickets. In our previous article, we mentioned all the steps to create IRCTC account, so follow those steps and create your IRCTC account to book Tatkal ticket online.
Recently railways mister announced that a person who has IRCTC account can only book 2 Tatkal tickets a day and 6 tickets per month from one account.
To book Tatkal ticket online, you will require following things:
Timing of IRCTC Tatkal 2017-
Tatkal Ticket Booking Charges-
Charges of Tatkal ticket depend on your category and basic fare of the ticket. There are different tatkal fees according to the ticket class and base fare.
Tatkal Ticket Charges for Second Class: 10% of base fare
Tatkal Ticket Charges for Second AC: 30% of base fare
Tatkal Ticket Charges for Sleeper Category: 30% of base fare
Tatkal Ticket Charges for Third AC: 30% of base fare
Tatkal Ticket Charges for First AC: 30% of base fare
Documents Required For Tatkal Ticket Booking-
For booking Tatkal ticket, you need to enter valid id proofs and you must carry these ID proofs during your journey because TT will check your document and if he will find you without id proofs then your ticket will be invalid. According to the recent announcement, while booking Tatkal ticket you will not require ID proof on both offline and online ticket booking.
Valid Id’s Proofs for Indian Railway-
These are the following ID prove that you can show in Indian railway:
Driving Licence issued by RTO.
Student Identity Card with photograph
There are many tools are available through which we can book Tatkal ticket much faster. Here we mentioned some tools through which you can book your ticket easily.
When we open IRCTC website, we find lots of ads there due which website takes a time to load the page and make booking process slow. So to increase the page loading time, use Ad Block plugin. It will block ads that appear on all website and can help you to book Tatkal Ticket fast. You can install ad blocker from adblockplus.org in any browser like chrome, Mozilla etc.
Install Magic auto fill tool because it is specially designed to fast up your Tatkal Booking process. This tool will help you to fill all the required details automatically so that you can book your Tatkal ticket quickly. Here we mentioned the process to use Magic Auto Fill.
As we all know that IRCTC Tatkal Ticket Booking Start from 10 A.M so start your PC 20 Minute earlier and fill all the details there with the help of magic auto-fill tool and create a bookmark.
Use Of IRCTC E-Wallet To Book Tatkal Ticket-
The railway’s department of India also recently launched its new feature E-wallet through which we can book Tatkal ticket much faster. E-wallet is just like a paytm wallet in which you save your money and can use this money later to book your train ticket. It is very easy to use this feature, here we mentioned step by step procedure to use E-wallet.
With the help of E-wallet, we can book Tatkal ticket fastly because it reduce the loading time of payment gateway and it will directly open the link of E-wallet through which you can make payment easily.
Hope this article will help you to book your Tatkal ticket as soon as possible. Still, if you find any query related to Tatkal ticket booking then you can visit the official side of IRCTC.