IRCTC Tatkal Reservation ticket booking starts at 10 am

By | July 10, 2012

IRCTC Tatkal Reservation ticket booking Timing Changed

Tatkal ticket booking will start at 10:00 hrs instead of 08:00 hrs w.e.f.10.07.2012. I really pity those people who didn’t know this timing, went to the Rail way station reservation Counters for many people may get trouble today.

I have my personal experience to share with my site viewers.

Today I have tatkal reservation to take for my friends. I logged in to IRCTC website:  with IRCTC user id & password. Then i entered my source, destination, date of journey, scheme of reservation as tatkal. I clicked on find trains. Then I was redirected to Train list. I choose the sleeper class, then i got the book option with no. of seats available.

When i click on book, i was shocked. I got a pop up message informing that “internet incoming day booking not allowed before 8 am. Tatkal ARP (Advance Reservation Period) is not allowed before 10 AM”. At that time i don’t know that the tatkal booking timing has changed .i thought that there is a problem with my connection. I started checking my internet connection, deleting cookies, browsing history. Still i got the same response. I was really worried about their journey & tatkal reservation .i didn’t get any idea to check the irctc alerts& updates. After that i made a call to my friend and asked him for reservation. He got the same response.

Then i conclude myself “There is no problem with the connection”. I checked the seat availability through   , (where you can get updated list of seat availability, fare, schedule etc…), I was happy to see that there are full no of seats showing. Then I am trying to login to irctc again. By chance i saw the update on irctc page informing that “general booking not allowed before 8 am and Tatkal booking allowed after 10 am with effect from 10.07.2012”. I was relaxed by seeing that message.

But, this change of timing may not be comfortable for Job holders.

8 thoughts on “IRCTC Tatkal Reservation ticket booking starts at 10 am

  1. AJAY Dev

    thanks a lot… got all my required info…. i am very clear abt the tatkal rules….

  2. ANUJ

    but …did u then book your tatkal ticket online or you had to go to the ticket counter ?
    I want to know if i can book my ticket online after 10 A.M. what are the possibilities that i will get a seat …because the rush for the tatkal ticket will be like ..hell..but internet reservation of the tatkal ticket will really help alot .

    1. admin Post author

      I got my tickets after 10am online only.
      But, Now a days IRCTC Ticket Reservation site showing Sever busy or Service Unavailable because of Rush.
      So, it is better to go to Reservation Counter if it is tatkal . Otherwise it is better to go for online

  3. vamsirays

    thanks for your valid information which i supposed to happen the same thing for us.

  4. Nishanth B

    Thanks for ur information,I also shocked,Now understood ,thanks

  5. Bobin

    tatkal facility is mostly used by the working class who used to get up early stand in the queue get the tickets and go to the office, but now we may have to take leave to get the tatkal tickets as it is opening at 10


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