Tatkal Ticket Reservation
Tatkal is a ticket booking scheme that was introduced by the Indian Railways to help passengers needing to travel at a short notice. In case you need to travel urgently and cannot get tickets in the General quota, you can book tickets under the Tatkal quota. Tatkal ticket booking can be done for all classes except Unreserved/General Class and First AC.Tatkal tickets can be booked online with the help of redRail by redBus, an initiative authorised by IRCTC. You can also book Tatkal tickets offline at a railway ticket counter. But going the online route can definitely save you from the long queues at the booking counters. Tatkal ticket booking time is one day before the train starts its journey from the origin station.