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TAKAL V's RAC - India rail

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1. Posted by michell (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Well I had a look online at Indian rail but again any night train I want on 26th April (Kolkata - Varanasi) is RAC only. I was hoping for 3AC but failing that then 2AC. I am wondering is it best to book this or wait a few more days to avail of Takal?

2. Posted by traveler1 (Full Member 190 posts) 9y

hi michell, it depends on what the RAC number is...if its like 1-10 or something then it usually gets i suggest check the no..u can also try tatkal...n cancel the earlier one since u have booked online...the cancellation fee is not 2 this way ur safe
hope that helps

3. Posted by michell (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Is it always possible to get a ticket with TAKAL?

4. Posted by Daipayan (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

Tatkal has got limited number of seats. You should book them as pr details below :-

"Tatkal booking opens at 8AM on five days before actual date of journey.For example in respect of train leaving on 6th,Tatkal Booking will Commence at 8AM on 1st.

Instead of full coach being presently nominated as Tatkal Coach, there will be Tatkal quota in each train in 2A, 3A, AC Chair Car and sleeper classes as under:-

2A - 4 berths per coach
3A - 6 berths per coach
AC Chair Car - 6 seats per coach and
SL - 10% of the accomodation on one coach whichever is less