Every Indian who has attempted to book tickets for an Indian train knows the kind of disappointment it is to lose the battle of tatkal tickets. But much bigger is the sense of accomplishment if you’ve got a confirmed tatkal ticket. To celebrate that accomplishment and to make sure you get many more such occasions, I have shared the 5 steps which continue to help me immensely in cracking the tatkal bookings.
Once upon a time, I used to fail miserably at booking IRCTC tatkal tickets. Then, I read up tons of blogs, articles, tips and tricks, tried various tools and about the stuff which was mentioned nowhere, i learnt it the hard way – committing mistakes. Here’s all of those simplified for you to learn and implement. Without much teasing, here goes the mantra of cracking a confirmed tatkal ticket (99% surety):
- Know your opponent (the IRCTC website) well enough
- Do your homework – Choose the right train, Pre-fill information
- Know when exactly to log in (yes, there’s a sweet spot)
- Increase your chances while booking
- Make sure the failed payment transactions don’t kill your chances
Get, Set, Go … 2 mins 15 secs later … Confirmed tatkal tickets!
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