Many times it happens that you are planning to travel somewhere and train tickets are not available. In such a situation, railway’s instant ticket booking facility comes in handy. If you have a peak travel season or want to go somewhere in emergency, then you can choose the instant booking option. Through the Tatkal scheme started in 1997, people can book their tickets one day before the day of travel. Tatkal ticket booking is available for all categories like Sleeper, Third AC, Second AC and Executive Class. But do you know that you can also book Tatkal tickets through Paytm. Let us tell you how to book Tatkal railway tickets through Paytm …
Tatkal ticket booking open time
For booking Tatkal tickets, the Railways has kept the time for AC class at 10 am while for non-AC i.e. sleeper at 11 am. Passengers have been given the facility to book Tatkal tickets a day in advance. You can book Tatkal tickets from the counter at the railway station or from the website of IRCTC. Keep in mind that only up to four passengers can be booked on one PNR for Tatkal tickets.
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Keep in mind that Tatkal tickets can be booked till the preparation of the seat chart. Many times this ticket is kept waiting till the chart is ready and it shows the confirmation after the chart is ready. But many times the confirmed ticket is not available and remains in waiting.
Tatkal ticket cancellation and refund policy
The railway does not give any refund on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal ticket. For waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellation, refund is refunded after deducting the charge as per the existing Railway rules.
Immediate scheme discount
Keep in mind that no discount is available in Tatkal ticket booking. Senior citizen, VIP or any other exemption is not allowed.
Tatkal ticket booking charges as per IRCTC
Tatkal ticket booking charge according to IRCTC
|Class||Minimum instant charge||Maximum Instant Charge|
|AC Chair Car||125||225|
|AC 2 Tier||300||400|
|AC 3 Tier||400||500|
How to book Tatkal tickets through Paytm
Login to Paytm account. Keep in mind that Tatkal train tickets can be booked from Paytm 30 minutes after Tatkal ticket booking opens. (10.30 am for AC class and 11.30 pm for non-AC class)
Enter Source and Destination Station Now
Select travel date
Go to Quota and select Tatkal and click on the Book button
Enter passenger details
Now select your preferred berth seat
After reaching the payment gateway, pay using internet banking, Paytm wall, credit / debit card as per your convenience.
Print your e-ticket
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PNR Confirmation Prediction Feature
Now with the waitlisted tickets booked, you can know the possibility of getting your tickets confirmed. By going to the PNR Confirmation Prediction feature given on Paytm, you can see how much there is a chance of getting the ticket confirmed. Apart from this, even before booking a train ticket, you can decide which train you want to book tickets in and which train has the highest chances of being booked as a waitlisted ticket.