'Tatkal Railway Reservation' is an emergency reservation
scheme of the Indian Railways
. Tickets under ‘Tatkal Scheme’ can be booked
just 2 days before the actual date of journey. Since Tatkal tickets are
a little expensive than the normal tickets, the refund rules on Tatkal ticket
are quite different and heavy as compared to the normal ticket.
An amount of 25% of total fare is charged on non-confirmed
ticket (excluding Tatkal Charges) is refunded on cancellation of a Tatkal
ticket. These charges are quite less, in some case just Rs. 20-50 for a
normal train ticket. The ticket can be cancelled up to 24 hrs before the
scheduled departure of train. No refund is granted on the confirmed 'Tatkal'
tickets, if a ticket is cancelled within 24 hrs of the scheduled departure.
Full refund of fare and Tatkal Charges is applicable only in
certain circumstances like: