Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Rule for Tatkal Ticket Booking and Refund for Confirmed Tatkal Ticket

Booking Timing for  Tatkal tickets in AC and non-AC classes will change from June 15 As of now the booking under Tatkal scheme starts at 10 AM on before 24 hr of  journey from train originating station.
Now This rules is now modified from June 15, timings for booking of Tatkal tickets will be divided for AC and non-AC classes .For AC class booking will start from 10 AM onwards and  and for NON-AC booking will start from 11 AM onwards.
According to Railways this method will reduce load and optimize smooth ticket sale.
Ticket agents including IRCTC agents will now be debarred from booking non-Tatkal tickets for 30 minutes from the opening of bookings, that is from 8 am to 8.30 am for general classes, from 10 am to 10.30 am for Tatkal AC classes, and from 11 am to 11.30 am for Tatkal non-AC classes.
Further Railways is also planing with an idea to provide refund on cancellation of confirmed tatkal tickets, the percentage of which would be calculated based on a time frame.Such Refund would be upto 50%.
The Railways has also relaxed the advance reservation period for Tatkal Special trains.
Railways is in mood to  launch its 'Tatkal Special' train service, travelling on which will be dearer than on normal trains.
Currently, a Tatkal ticket can be booked no more than 24 hours before the journey. But for a Tatkal Special train, advance reservation period is of a minimum 10 days and maximum 60 days.