What does TQWL Means?
“TQWL’’ basically stands for Tatkal Quota Waiting List. The queue for last-minute ticket seekers which rely upon unallocated seats of other people. There is a special quota and premium tatkal quota. Indian railways used to issue CKWL for tatkal quota waiting list which is now changed into TQWL, However Tatkal Tickets should not be relied upon. TQWL last Status is either confirmed or waiting to be confirmed you will receive an SMS to know whether your tatkal ticket is confirmed or not. You should not rely on them because there is not much chance of confirmation of tatkal tickets. GNWL is preferred over TQWL
Information related Tatkal Quota Waiting List (TQWL):
- The Tatkal Quota Waiting List is for passengers living in Big Major cities and metros
- The Tatkal Quota waiting list is actually like any other waiting list but it is used when you book your Tatkal tickets
- For tatkal tickets, waiting list issued is Tatkal Quota Waiting list (TQWL) instead of General Waiting List (GNWL)
- Unlike GNWL, when the ticket goes up it is automatically confirmed. It will not be put into further slots of RAC like General waiting list
- GNWL is preferred over TQWL so when TQWL is less likely to be confirmed so we should not rely on TQWL
- Premium tatkal books online only
Tatkal tickets confirmation depends upon the day for example if it is a weekend or special holiday tickets won’t be canceled. Everybody will be moving towards native or returning from native, so at these days there is more chance of confirmation of tickets
What if your Tatkal Tickets are not Confirmed?
If your Tatkal tickets are not confirmed your whole amount would be refunded. If your tatkal tickets are not confirmed, you have to pay for the transaction charge of 11.24 RS. If your ticket is confirmed, you will not be given refunds for it but additional charges will be deducted from you if you cancel a confirmed ticket in any case. The charges that will be deducted is per Railway Rules which is stated
Can Your Tatkal Tickets be confirmed?
Your Tatkal tickets are automatically confirmed when they go up unlike GNWL, they do not have to be put into further slots like RAC. GNWL is preferred over TQWL so TQWL tickets are less likely to be confirmed so it’s best not to rely upon tatkal waiting list tickets. If your ticket is not confirmed it will automatically be canceled and refunded to your bank account
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Can You Travel with a TQWL ticket?
You cannot travel with TQWL tickets. Actually, you cannot travel on any waitlist tickets. If the TQWL tickets stay fully waitlisted then it is automatically put into cancellation and amount will be refunded (Minus cancellation charge) however, if it is partially confirmed it will not be auto-canceled
However, there can be one condition on which you can travel with a tatkal ticket if one confirmed passenger does not show up then you don’t need to buy a general ticket to get in and travel
Are Tatkal Tickets Refundable?
Yes, you can get the money back in a maximum of 7 working days.
You won’t be given refunds if you cancel Confirmed Tatkal tickets in any case. For contingent cancellation and waitlisted Tatkal ticket cancellation, Charges will be deducted as per railway rules
In event that a confirmed ticket is canceled more than 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the train,
- First Cancellation charges will be deducted Rs 240 for AC/Classes executive classes.
- For AC Tier 2/ First class Charges deducted will be Rs 200.
- For AC Tier 3/AC Chair car/AC 3 Economy Charges deducted will be Rs 180.
- For sleeper classes, Rs 120 will be deducted
No refunds after 4 hours time limit.
For second-class cancellation charges deducted will be Rs 60.
If a confirmed ticket is canceled within 48 hours and up to 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the train cancellation charges will be 25% of the ticket fare.
If a confirmed ticket is canceled within less than 12 hours and up to 4 hours before the scheduled departure, then the cancellation charges will be 50% of the fare paid subject to the minimum flat rate mentioned above.
Is it possible to travel if you lose your Tatkal Ticket?
Yes, it is possible to travel if you lost a tatkal ticket, you just need some proof. For preventing illegal cancellation and refunds on your ticket, you have to inform about the loss of your ticket to the concerned people.
- Send an SMS to quoting your PNR number to 139
- You will receive your ticket details through SMS which you can use as an e-ticket as a valid proof
Secondly, if your Lost ticket is booked through an IRCTC website, you will easily get the duplicate ticket
- First you login to IRCTC website
- You will see you booked ticket history option, click on that
- On there you can see all your booked ticket, choose the one you needed and click on the print button
- You can take the printout of the ticket by using the PNR number
- You need to visit the nearest computerized reservation counter only if the lost ticket is a Passenger Reservation System counter ticket. Next, you’re going to inform the chief Reservation Superior that you have lost your ticket and you need to show your ID as proof to him after your ticket is confirmed the chief reservation supervisor will give you your new ticket with PNR number
Now there are many advantages if you book a ticket online that way if you lose your ticket somehow you can log in to your IRCTC website and just check your bookings and can take a printout of the specific PNR you want that way it is easier if in case you lose your confirmed tatkal ticket