IRCTC: Updates, Announcements And Basics Of Ticket Booking

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IRCTC provides tatkal train ticket reservation facility via the IRCTC e-ticketing website. Get the latest updates, announcements, and basics of ticket booking.

Written By Brandon Fernandes | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provides tatkal train ticket reservation facility via the IRCTC e-ticketing website at Tatkal train tickets can be booked with the same ease as normal e-tickets from the website booking process.  According to IRCTC, in order to select the train from the train list, users are required to click on the class type available for the selected train. You can select quota as tatkal from the tatkal quota option on the right side of the above-mentioned train list to book train tickets under the tatkal quota.

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The seat accessibility and toll of a train can be checked while booking train tickets. A client can tap on the "check accessibility and charge" tab to see the passage as indicated by the sort of class chosen. Tatkal train tickets can be reserved for at least four travelers for each PNR. Significantly, senior resident concession, women quantity, a general portion or some other concession isn't permitted in tatkal amount.

Here is how you can book your tickets online

  • You can book tickets online by logging directly into the website of the IRCTC or by seeking assistance from licensed IRCTC agents.
  • You must then select the source and destination stations
  • Choose the preferred train and check for the availability of the train's ticket
  • Fill in the passenger details (Name, age, gender, berth preference, and meal preference)
  • After filling in the passenger details, proceed towards the payment option.
  • Fill in the required details at the time of payment.
  • Your online train ticket booking will be finalised after the payment.
  • A message or email will be sent to the registered passenger details.

Passengers don't need to include any ID card during the train ticket booking session. However, during the journey, carrying your ID card is a must. Here are few ID cards that have been considered valid by the Indian Railway- Voters ID, Aadhar card, Pan card, Passport, Driving License, Senior Citizen ID. 


Once you complete the process, you will get a confirmation email as well as a text message on your phone. Therefore, ticket booking is a very simple process and can be done through the official website or the IRCTC mobile application.  

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