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Tatkal Railway Reservation Rules 2011 | Tatkal Ticket Booking Process & New Rules of Indian Railway

New step taken in the Railway Ticketing process of Tatkal to stop the black-marketing that has been happening hugely in India for Tatkal Railway Tickets Booking. A brave step has been taken by Indian Railway Minister Shri Dinesh Trivedi and the new Tatkal Railway Ticket Booking System will start on & from 21st November 2011. Let’s have a look what are the changes made in Tatkal Railway Ticketing System and what is the recent procedure of Railway Tatkal Ticket Booking (Reservation) from now on-wards.

Railway Tatkal Ticket Booking Revised New Procedure - Tatkal Railway Reservation Rules 2011
When a passenger can book Tatkal Railway Ticket? Tatkal Tickets of Railways previously was available from 2-days (48-hours) prior and thus many black-marketers used to buy Tatkal Tickets of Railway and then used to sale in higher price to the needy passengers. But, from 21st November 2011, Railway Tatkal Tickets can only be booked only 1-day (24-hours) in advance. For an example – If a train starts its journey on 2nd Jan, then Tatkal Tickets of that train will be available only on 1st Jan from 8am in the morning.

Tatkal Railway Ticket Booking Timings: 8am is the time schedule from when Tatkal Tickets of Railway will be started to issue from Ticket Counters. Remember, Railway Ticket Agents (or RTSA) are NOT PERMITTED to buy Tatkal Railway Tickets between 8am & 10am (first 2-hours) of Tatkal Railway Ticket Booking (Reservation) Process. This will reduce black marketing of Tatkal Railway Tickets.

Documents required to buy Tatkal Railway Tickets: Tatkal Tickets of Railway will only be issued if one provide one of these mentioned Identity Proof while purchasing Tatkal Railway Tickets – (Only one will do) Documents required for Tatkal Ticketing Process – Voter ID Card, Passport, PAN Card, RTA issued Driving License, Central or State Government’s Photo Identity Proof, School or College Photo-Identity Card for Students, Photo-Identity Proof of Bank Passbook, Credit Card of Bank. There is NO MANDATORY system that only Passengers are permitted to buy Tatkal Tickets, it means you can send any one to Buy Tatkal Railway Ticket on behalf of you, but that person should provide Photo-copies of Documentation & should carry your Identity Proof document at the Ticket Counter. Xerox copy of Photo-Identity Proof requires while Tatkal Railway Ticket Booking (Reservation) and passengers are hereby notified that to carry the same Photo-Identity Proof during their journey.

Tatkal Railway Ticket Booking Process on Internet: Passengers can also has the option to Buy Tatkal Railway Tickets Online through Indian Railway Official Website and need to provide the Identity Proof number that are mentioned at the online railway tatkal ticket Reservation (booking) system on the website. IRCTC Agents can only book ONE TATKAL RAILWAY TICKET per Train per day though irctc website.

Number of Tatkal Railway Tickets Allowed per PNR: From 21st November 2011, only four passengers can buy tatkal railway tickets per PNR number. It means 1-ticket with 4-Passengers at maximum from now on.

Cancellation & Money Refund Policy Rule for Railway Tatkal Ticket: Please remember that NO TICKET PRICE will be refunded unless your situation belongs to these under mentioned reasons. So, Confirmed Tatkal Railway Ticket price will not be refunded during Cancellation of Tatkal Railway Ticket if your Cancellation Reason not comes under these causes of cancellation
- Train route changes for unavoidable circumstances and the passengers don’t want to ride on other route of that train.
- Station from where the Tatkal Ticket was booked isn’t in the way of changed train route. Train route changed and the station of yours doesn’t in the new route.
- Passenger gets seat in other Classes and not in the class that he/she was request for.
- Partial Confirmed or Waiting passenger’s Tatkal tickets that were not confirmed yet can be cancelled.
- If the Train late for 3-hours or more.

Remember, there is no process of Duplicate Tatkal Railway Tickets from now on (21st November 2011). Indian Railway will not issue any Duplicate Tatkal Railway Ticket unless strong evidence & emergency cases.
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