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What is the meaning of Waiting in Tatkal Quota of indian railways?
How is tatkal waiting different from normal waiting?

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Asked by good boy, 09 Oct '10 05:05 pm
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The introduction of 'Tatkal' Scheme by Indian Railways has been proved beneficial for latecomers. 'Tatkal' is an emergency reservation scheme. The 'Tatkal' scheme is applicable to more than 100 trains throughout India. Under this scheme, people can book their tickets just 2 days before the actual date of journey, excluding the date of journey, w.e.f 01/08/2009. The booking for 'Tatkal' opens at 08:00 hrs IST two days prior to the definite date of journey. For example, for train leaving on 6th, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 8 AM on 4th.

Tatkal Charges
The Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given in the table below: refer:
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 09 Oct '10 05:07 pm

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