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Tatkal Scheme
Tatkal booking opens at 8 AM on Two days in advance actual date of journey excluding date of journey w.e.f. of 01-08-2009,e.g. for train leaving on 6th, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 8 AM on 4th*.
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.
Instead of full coach being presently nominated as Tatkal Coach, there will be Tatkal quota in each train in 2A, 3A, AC Chair Car, Sleeper and 2S (Second Sitting) classes as under:-
Classes No. of berths to be earmarked in trains with average occupancy level of Tatkal Quota
Less than 80% More than 80%
2 AC 4 Berths Per Coach 10 Berths Per Coach
3 AC 6 Berths Per Coach 16 Berths Per Coach
AC Chair Car 6 Seats Per Coach 16 Seats Per Coach
SL 10% of the accommodation or one coach whichever is less 30% of the accommodation
Reserved Second Sitting (2S) 10% of the accommodation
In those trains and classes where average utilization of Tatkal accommodation during six months period i,e April to September is 80% and above, tatkal charges applicable during peak period will be charged through out the year i.e for both peak and non peak period.
There will be no separate Tatkal train defined. The unutilised Tatkal quota will get released to waitlisted passengers.
Tatkal charges have been revised as under:-
Classes Existing (in Rs.)
Non-Peak period
(February 1 to March 31
& August 1 to August 31) Peak period
(April 1 to July 31 & September 1 to January 31)
2 AC 200 300
3 AC 200 300
AC Chair Car 75 150
SL 75 150
2S 15 15
Garib Rath
3 AC (GR) 200 300
AC chair car 75 150
The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookings made under Tatkal scheme.
The reservation under Tatkal scheme shall be available only upto the time of preparation of charts.
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.
The booking in Tatkal scheme will be done only from originating to terminating point of the train with boarding facility from intermediate station. However, Zonal railways have been given the discretion of imposing restrictions on Tatkal booking regarding defining trains as end-to-end or keeping it free or imposing distance restrictions etc. Keeping in view the over all utilization of the accommodation available in the train.
REFUNDS - A flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on the ticket, excluding tatkal charge is granted on cancellation of tatkal ticket, which is presented for cancellation upto 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. However, full refund of fare and tatkal charges will be granted on the tickets booked under Tatkal scheme in the following circumstances :-
If the train is delayed by more than 3 hours at the journey originating point of the passenger & not the boarding point if the passenger's journey originating point and boarding point are different.
If the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel.
If the train is to run on diverted route and boarding station or the destination or both the stations are not on the diverted route.
In case of non attachment of coach in which Tatkal accommodation has been earmarked and the passenger has not been provided accommodation in the same class.
If the party has been accommodated in lower class and does not want to travel. In case the party travels in lower class, the passenger will be given refund of difference of fare and also the difference of Tatkal charges, if any.

No. 2009/TG-I/20/P/Tatkal New Delhi, dated 17.07.2009
Chief Commercial Manager,
All Zonal Railways.

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