Tatkal booking of Train Ticket

Half of the summer is gone and Indian trains are having huge waiting list of 200+ and more in sleeper class. I tried to book a ticket and there was no ticket available in any of the five trains even after 3 weeks. Needless to say, I am going through “tatkal” route now.

With tatkal system, you can get a ticket 2 days before the departure of the train for additional Rs 75 for Sleeper, Rs 200 for AC III Tier and Rs 300 for AC II Tier which is fairly reasonable since in summer, the waiting list often don’t get cleared, specially for AC II tier and AC III tier.

The only problem is, even with tatkal quota, you can never be assured that you will get ticket as the available tickets are very less and hundreds of people try to get ticket at 8 am in morning when Indian railways servers starts working.

I have often tried to book a ticket through IRCTC’s website and sometimes I was able to book a ticket, sometimes I wasn’t so here is a nice workaround to make sure you always get tatkal ticket. Get real railway agents, by real I meant not those people who are booking through ircts’s site but people who are authorized ticket agents, they get separate counters so they can get the ticket book at exact 8 am. They are doing this for years and I know it is the best way to get 100% assured tatkal tickets.

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1 Response to “Tatkal booking of Train Ticket”

  1. 1Ashish on Jun 19, 2010 :

    I know one friend who book confirmed tickets of tatkal at reasonable commission, suresh sivan, gurukul tours and travels,kalkaji, new delhi. 9350802670

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