New 'pay-later' Feature for Tatkal Bookings with Easy Railway PNR Status Checks


Indian Railways is making tatkal bookings even easier with 'book now; pay later' feature and railway PNR status check for 2017. Check out how to get doorstep tickets and pay cash on delivery! Give your travel plans a boost of assurance with advance ticket booking and railway PNR status check. Get PNR Status from the official IRCTC website or via SMS by entering your 10 digit unique number.

The new feature by Indian Railways is likely to shoo away transaction failures and thus, will greatly benefit million of passengers.

Customers, from now on, can pay later for reserved tickets under the Tatkal quota as per the announcement made public a couple of months ago. When asked to review this new approach, customers seem very happy. Pay-later feature along with the railway PNR status check features is expected to eliminate a large fraction of uncertainty. Until two months ago, it was available only for booking under general quota. For Tatkal reservation, customers had to clear the payment first through standard payment gateways that works online before the ticket confirmation from IRCTC portal.

Cash on delivery of Tatkal tickets



IRCTC users can pay using their debit card, credit card or cash on delivery for reservations under this category by choosing to get tickets at their address. Indian Railways processes 1,30,000 transactions daily in this quota. A large number of bookings are made within minutes of the quota opening. The passengers are more confirmed about the status of their reservations as they easily get PNR status from the official website.

Tatkal reservation time



It is advisable to keep a track of the exact timing as it gets changed by IRCTC. At present, the schedule is as follows:

AC Class Timing – 10 AM to 11 AM
Sleeper Class Timing – 11 AM to 12 AM

How it works?



The passengers are required to register with IRCTC Pay on Delivery to access the feature. You are required to link it with Adhaar or PAN details while registering.

Select the 'pay on delivery' option

You will get the email and SMS instantly. The collection takes place with 1 day of the reservation.

You can pay online through payment gateways shown at the time of booking.


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