Delhi, India (PressExposure) July 22, 2011 -- The TatKal Railway Reservation is a scheme which can be used by the people in case they want to travel suddenly. It is another form of reservation during emergency. The tickets for tatkal railway reservation can be bought only two days before the actual date of travelling. These tickets can neither be cancelled in advance nor can be changed. To procure these tickets, one has to pay a little more than the usual amount charged for the tickets. The tickets can be bought online via your credit or your debit card.
Concession is not allowed on tatkal railway reservation for example, senior citizens get some percentage off on the ticket. This is not possible on a tatkal ticket. The charge levied on the tatkal ticket depends upon the season as well. Peak season ensures that every body would travel and hence, the rates for tatkal railway reservation are higher than the non peak time. Under dire circumstances or in a sudden change of plan, if you need to cancel your tatkal railway reservation, you can do it only 24 hours before the train is scheduled to depart from the platform and also pay 25 percent of the total price which will be excluding the tatkal charges on the ticket. Before booking, one has to ensure that the train chosen by you has the tatkal railway reservation facility. The tatkal facility is not applicable for First Class AC. Neither can you choose quota like ladies quota with them. In reality, you cannot club two quotas together.
The Tatkal reservation scheme is not available all 24 hours like a normal reservation. It starts at 8 am for the train leaving after 2 days. The charges for Tatkal reservation are more than what a normal train ticket costs and Tatkal reservation bookings are not available for the first AC class of the train. While making a reservation in the Tatkal quota, one must take care that they cannot apply for any other quota at the same time along with Tatkal. Moreover, all the trains do not provide the facility of Tatkal reservation so, one must be cautious to check the trains which provide reservation under Tatkal and then only make the reservation move. No concessions are provided under the Tatkal reservation, even for the senior citizens. Tatkal reservation will be offered till the time of chart preparation if the seats are still available. While booking a seat under the Tatkal reservation, identity proof is required.