I have a few questions before I try to book a ticket through Tatkal scheme of Indian Railways:
- I would like to know if I book a tatkaal ticket on irctc website for indian railways and I do not get a confirm ticket, can I get refund of the money?
- Also if I happen to cancel a confirmed tatkaal ticket, is there any refund scheme?
Edit: I did check the refund rules in the Indian railways website and I found out the following:
No refund of fare shall be admissible on confirmed Tatkal ticket. In case of Tatkal ticket on waitlist, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused waitlisted or RAC tickets.
So I guess the answer to my first question above is yes and the answer to the second question is no unless rules have changed recently and they are not yet documented.
But the second line of the quote above only mentions about waitlisted tatkaal tickets.
- Is there no concept of RAC tickets through Tatkal scheme?
- What does the rule for unused waitlisted or RAC tickets say? I would specifically like to know the rules for e-tickets as I am planning to do online booking only.