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Tricks to book tatkal tickets in irctc

Updated on August 24, 2012

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How to easily book a tatkal ticket in irctc

Irctc online booking is the final word for an Indian who would wish to book a train ticket online. However irctc ticket booking, especially irctc tatkal ticket booking makes the user face immense problems. Many of you would be wondering how to book a tatkal ticket in irctc when the website is slow with terrible traffic. Certain tricks would help you successfully book an irctc tatkal ticket online.

Here are some tips to book irctc tatkal tickets

Use Different browsers at a time

Use different accounts and different browsers. Create multiple irctc accounts (or borrow your friend’s account) and login on different browsers like google chrome, firefox and internet explorer.

Login before 8 am

Login to irctc before 8 am. Login at 7.50 and keep the session active by clicking some links like plan my travel or booking history. Jump on plan my travel by 7.59 and fill in the details.

Details at hand – Station code, payment and passenger details

Collect the station code before. Search and find them in google earlier itseld. Payment details, Identity cards and other details should be collected in advance

Use Autofill options

Autofill options can be applied for browsers so that you do no need to type the details.There is another trick to make details stored in the form where we fill details. You can go to irctc before 8 am and try booking the same ticket using normal booking not tatkal. Fill up the details and go till the payment option. Do not make payment. Just cancel it and leave. Google chrome would remember the details that are typed. This you can use when you book the tatkal ticket at 8 am.

This is the fastest way to book tatkal ticket in irctc.


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      Jack 5 years ago

      useful tricks. You can check some tricks from

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thank you ashish..hapy that u found the information useful

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      ashish 5 years ago

      wow yar that is the best

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      dhannyya 6 years ago

      i will try to gather that info and let you know. I am not at present aware of the formalities at the counter booking

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      j gopalakrishnan, 6 years ago

      suppose you go to the booking railway counter what is the procedure one has to know. no information is available at the booking counter. The booking office personnel will have no time to tell and more over for this you have to go in the queue which means you have to spend at least an hour.

      the computer procedure has been well explained. but i want to know the system at the booking counter.

      i recently read in newspapers that the railway booking office personnel are giving some numbered token etc

      anyone has booked tatkal in this new system? if so can they cleanly explain the new procedure thro mail. pl oblige. i want to book tickets on friday the 20th april.what should i do?

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Wonderful tips dhannya. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Jessee R 6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Nice tricks!