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  • In that situation I decided to buy the ticket online from IRCTC website
  • Many people might have purchased online Tatkal ticket successfully, but as per my experience I would say IRCTC server problem is not a new issue and especially during rush hour like in morning 8 A
  • Hence I recommend that people for whom buying a Tatkal ticket is an immediate necessity should not rely on IRCTC website

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      Recently I was planning to come to my hometown from New Delhi (India). As I took the decision hurriedly I didn’t have much time to buy the ticket from the counter. In that situation I decided to buy the ticket online from IRCTC website.

      The entire procedure was quite simple. I made my free account in IRCTC website. After logging in at www.irctc.com I was amazed to see that they have all of the options one could wish for while buying a ticket. I went for “Tatkal” reservation early in the morning. Sharp at 8:00 I


      was ready to book my tickets with all the required documents in my hand. But alas! The server started freezing and I was breaking my head to see the next page which was about to show me the availability. After 7 minutes (I remember that I was looking at my watch at every next minute) I could see the next page. There I made my choices hurriedly and tried to proceed to the next page; O My Lord it was “Server Failure.” The situation continued for next 22 minutes. When I got back to ...

      • the page of availability I could helplessly watch that all seats were gone!

        I was madly cursing IRCTC site as my whole schedule was destroyed. Next day I contacted my nearby Railways Travel Agent and paid a high price to book Tatkal ticket for the next day. I do not know how he made it or whether I could do it myself had I tried online on the next day, but I did not want to take any risk of loosing the opportunity to buy the tickets.

        Many people might have purchased online Tatkal ticket successfully, but

        as per my experience I would say IRCTC server problem is not a new issue and especially during rush hour like in morning 8 A.M. when a huge number of people try to access this site the IRCTC server starts behaving erratically. In such a condition people like me who cannot afford Broadband or high-speed internet connection might not be able to buy Tatkal Tickets online. Hence I recommend that people for whom buying a Tatkal ticket is an immediate necessity should not rely on IRCTC website. Instead they should find alternative means to purchase their tickets.




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    Hari OM says :

    Is it true that if TATKAL ticket is not confirmed through e-ticket on irctc, then irctc refund the money to the account.

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    Galega says :

    Yes, you are not supposed to do journey on e-ticket because of obvious reasons. Hence, if your ticket is not confirmed, it will be automatically cancelled. IRCTC will refund your money within 2-3 days after the cancellation of your ticket.

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