NEW DELHI: Timings for the booking of Tatkal tickets have been changed by the Indian Railways. Now customers can get a refund of upto 50% on cancellation of their tickets.
Now, the Tatkal booking for AC classes will begin at 10 AM and close at 11 AM, whereas, for the non-AC classes, the Tatkal bookings will commence at 11AM and close at noon.
Railways is also set to launch its ‘Tatkal Special’ train service soon, travelling on which will be cheaper.
Indian Railways will also make special trains on tatkal fares operational for certain busy routes.
In addition to Premium trains — tickets for which are priced as per a dynamic fare structure, the Tatkal Special trains will be an additional help to cater to the rush of passengers.
The advance reservation period for Tatkal Special trains has also been relaxed by the railways. The latest advance reservation period is of a minimum 10 days and a maximum of 60 days.