How to buy Tatkal tickets sitting at home: Do you suddenly need to go somewhere at the last minute? Can’t think of what to do? Train tickets are not cut, then how to go? Tatkal ticket booking system has been brought by Indian Railways or IRCTC to eliminate this problem with passenger tickets. Through this service you can get confirmed tickets by booking tickets even the day before the journey. Indian Railways has introduced tatkal ticketing services in almost all long distance trains for the convenience of passengers. That means you can easily get sleeper, 3AC, 2AC or 1AC tickets in long distance trains.
But how to cut this Tatkal ticket from IRCTC? The ticketing window opens the day before you do exactly what you want to do. If you want to book an AC class ticket, the ticket window opens at 10 am on the day before departure. Booking for non-AC classes will start from 11 am.
You must be thinking Tatkal tickets can cost a huge amount of money. However, the Tatkal ticket price is higher than the reserve ticket price. That is, if you have spent 900 rupees in buying a general reserve ticket, if you buy the same ticket at that time, then you will spend 1300 rupees for it. A fee of 30 percent is levied by IRCTC on top of the normal ticket price. However, in case of second class ticket booking, an additional fee of 10 percent is to be paid on top of the ticket price.
Now the question may arise in the mind how to get Tatkal tickets sitting at home? First you need to go to the official website of IRCTC, irctc.co.in. Now login with your IRCTC User ID and Password. If you don’t have an IRCTC account yet, create your own account by clicking on the Sign Up button.
After you are logged in, click on the book ticket option. Then click on instant booking option. From there you have to select from which station you will get off and your destination. Even the day of journey has to be selected. Then you select the desired train and class. After that all official information of the passenger has to be uploaded. Now click on proceed to payment option. Payment can be made through credit card, debit card or UPI. Finally, once the ticket is confirmed, download the e-ticket.