Indian Railways Tatkal ticket reservation booking timings changed; 50% refund on cancellation

By: | Updated: June 12, 2015 9:00 AM

Indian Railways tatkal ticket booking: The public transporter has changed the timing for the booking of Tatkal tickets, and said that customers can get a refund of up to 50 percent on cancellation for the same.

tatkal reservationIndian Railways tatkal ticket reservation booking: A commuter splashes his face with water to keep off the heat at a railway station in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Normal life was thrown out of gear in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh due to heat wave as temperature in parts of the state breached 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) mark. (AP)

Indian Railways has changed the timing for the booking of Tatkal tickets, and said that customers can get a refund of up to 50 percent on cancellation for the same.

As per the new schedule, the Tatkal booking for AC classes will commence at 10 a.m. and close at 11 a.m., while for the non-AC classes, the Tatkal booking will commence at 11 a.m and close at noon.

Indian Railways will soon launch its ‘Tatkal Special’ train service, travelling on which will be dearer than on normal trains.

Indian railways takal reservationIndian Railways tatkal ticket booking: The cash-strapped public transporter will make special trains on tatkal fares operational for certain busy routes. (A woman helps a child drink water from a bottle as they sit inside a stationary Indian Railways train at a station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Normal life was thrown out of gear in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh due to heat wave as temperature in parts of the state breached 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) mark. AP)

The cash-strapped public transporter will make special trains on tatkal fares operational for certain busy routes.

While ‘Premium’ trains – tickets for which are priced as per a dynamic fare structure – are already operational, the Tatkal Special trains will be an additional service to cater to the rush.

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The Railways has also relaxed the advance reservation period for Tatkal Special trains. The advance reservation period is of a minimum 10 days and a maximum of 60 days.

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