IRCTC Tatkal Booking : New IRCTC Facility, Reservation, Cancellation Rules

IRCTC Tatkal Booking : New IRCTC Facility, Reservation, Cancellation Rules

IRCTC Tatkal Booking : New IRCTC Facility, Reservation, Cancellation Rules

IRCTC users will be able to pay via cash, debit card or credit card by opting to have tickets delivered at their doorstep. IRCTC launches its new rules for New IRCTC Facility, Reservation, Cancellation Rules

The IRCTC also modified the existing Tatkal reservation and cancellation rules.

The booking timings for Tatkal tickets were changed in 2015 with booking for AC classes opening at 10:00 am and for non-AC classes at 11:00 am (one day in advance of actual date of journey excluding date of journey). There has no change in these timings and the same arrangement is continuing.

There is no change in the refund rules of Tatkal tickets, the IRCTC said. Under the existing rule, no refund is granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate Tatkal tickets. This rule continues to be in operation.

Here are some other things to know about the Tatkal reservation rules:

A maximum 4 passengers per PNR can be booked on Tatkal e-tickets.

Tatkal charges per passenger are in addition to normal tickets.

Premium Tatkal Facility: From October 2014, in select trains, a premium tatkal facility was introduced and tickets are sold on dynamic pricing. Fares go up depending on percentage of berths sold subject to a maximum cap.

No concession is allowed in Tatkal booking.

Modification of ticket in any form is not permitted in Tatkal ticket.

Anurag Bajpai, CEO of Anduril Technologies said, “Cash on delivery for tatkal tickets is going to be a huge benefit to millions of train travelers who need to book under the tatkal quota. The option to book first, pay later will find huge adoption among users. This move by IRCTC also aims to encourage people to buy tickets from the Railway Reservation Counters to move to online courses.”


  • Initially “cash on Delivery” can be availed up to 5 days prior to the departure of the train.
  • The service is available across 600 towns serving more than 4500 pin codes across the country.
  • User has to tender PAN / AADHAR at the time of booking.
  • The deliveries would be affected within 24-72 hrs.
  • The deliveries can only be affected at the address given at the time of booking.
  • Bookings can be held only if customer makes the payment within 72 hours of booking. If customer fails to make the payment, the ticket will be cancelled.
  • The customer will be liable to pay the cancellation & delivery charges in case of refusal / cancellation before delivery.
  • Strict action as per law may be initiated if the customer defaults to pay the booking / cancellation charges and the user id will be will be deactivated.
  • The refunds against cancellation would be tendered to users bank account only.


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