Railways reduces ‘Tatkal’ reservation period to 1 day to check misuse

Measures taken by the Railways to prevent the misuse of Tatkal travel scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements during opening hours of the reservation counters.

  • The Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of Tatkal scheme is reduced from two days to one day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station. For example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the second of the month, the Tatkal quota booking for that particular train will open at 08:00 hrs on the first of the month from originating station.
  • For booking Tatkal e-tickets, the passenger shall enter the ID proof type and number, which is to be used for travel. These details will be printed on the ERS/VRM as well as in the reservation chart.
  • During the journey, the passenger, whose identity card number has been indicated on the ticket, will have to produce original proof of identity indicated on the ticket, failing which all the passengers booked on the ticket shall be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.
  • Maximum of four passengers per PNR can be booked on Tatkal e-tickets.
  • There shall be no refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets subject to the exceptions such as cancellation of trains and late running of trains. It will ensure that the passenger would have a firm programme of travel before booking a Tatkal ticket.
  • No duplicate Tatkal tickets will be issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets could be issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare including Tatkal charges.




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