The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has recently announced a new rule for booking Tatkal tickets. Tatkal tickets are booked at the last minute those who want to travel on the urgent basis. The Tatkal ticket has to be booked a day before the journey.
Let’s check the new rules from IRCTC:
- AC tatkal tickets booking will open at 10 AM and Non AC or Sleeper coach tickets booking will open at 11 AM.
- The passenger can claim the full amount and tatkal charges if the train is delayed by more than 3 Hrs.
- A passenger can claim the complete refund if the train route is diverted and the passengers do not want to travel through that route.
- If the source/ Destination is not on the diverted route, then passenger can claim for the complete tatkal ticket amount
Tatkal tickets New Update:
Book Now and Pay Later Option: Customers are facing a huge problem as tatkal tickets get booked within a minute or less after opening. To overcome that problem IRCTC has introduced a new scheme “Book now and pay later”.
There are 2 options in the scheme, ePaylater (powered by Arthashastra Fintech Pvt Ltd) and Pay-On-Delivery (Powered by Anduril Technologies, under book now and pay later option. Those who want to book can opt for 2 options ePaylater or Pay-on-Delivery. For ePaylayer option, the customer has to first register to the website.