IRCTC charges a service charge of Rs.80/- plus service tax per ticket in case of Second Class and Sleeper Class tickets and Rs.120/- plus service tax per ticket in case of tickets of other classes.(These charges are not per passenger) Apart from this service charge of IRCTC, transaction charges as notified will be levied by the banks for each transaction.
You have to enter the first three letters of the train name, Origin & Destination Stations, Date of Journey, the date being any service day of the train, Class (Select form the dropdown list box), Age and Concession desired to get the Fare for a single passenger.
No refund is permissible against lost/misplaced tickets. Loss of tickets be reported to railways immediately to prevent fraudulent use of lost tickets. However, duplicate ticket can be issued only in case of lost/torn/mutilated , confirmed or RAC Internet (I) tickets and the passenger can travel on the accommodation reserved for him as per extant Railway rules.
The Tatkal Charges have been fixed as a percentage of fare at the rate of 10% of basic fare for second class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes