The scheme was first proposed in 1997 by the National Transporter and it made a good set of response for the passengers to book confirmed tickets a day before.
Booking Tatkal Tickets online
It is easy to book your Tatkal tickets online, you can do this using IRCTC and also with the Paytm.
I prefer you to book via Paytm as it can take less time and as well as easy process.
If you book via Paytm, you’re supposed to click on ” Tatkal” while checking the availability of the train and later you can proceed with the booking.
Tatkal New Booking Rules 2019
IRCTC has come up with the tatkal scheme timing change. IRCTC has limited the time period for the Advance reservation period from two days to one day.
Many still get confused about the Tatak booking time with respective of the Origin date. The time is calculated after excluding the day of the journey from the start destination of the train.
The train start journey is at September – 20 and the booking start from 10:00 Hrs for AC classes and at 11:00 hrs for Non- AC classes.
The tatkal new pricing system
If you purchase a second class ticket in the Tatkal scheme, you have to pay 10% extra from the original. Along with that, 30% will be charged for remaining classes.
For the seating, you will be charged extra Rs. 10 and it can go up to the maximum of Rs. 20.
The extra charges for the sleeper class are at Rs. 100 and it can go up to a maximum of 200.
Charges for the AC chair car will be at Rs. 125 and can go up to Rs. 225.
Tatkal charges for the Second Class coach will be around Rs.400 and can go up to a maximum of Rs. 500.
However, you can book only 4 tickets per single transaction and if you need more, you need to initiate another transaction for more than 4 tickets.