What is Tatkal booking: Indian Railways has made IRCTC ticket booking, tatkal charges easier
The tatkal booking facility is allowed in all classes except for AC First class. Tatkal charges per passenger in addition to normal ticket fare(applicable both in peak and lean periods ), according to IRCTC. The tatkal charges would be 10 %of the basic fare for second class and 30% of the basic fare for all other classes.
According to IRCTC, e-tickets can be booked for selected trains one day in advance excluding the date of journey from the train originating station. Image source: PTI