Amendment in Tatkal scheme – Effective from 15.6.2015 – Railway Board Orders
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralaya)
Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
New Delhi, dated 10.06.2015
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.34 OF 2015)
Sub: Amendment in Tatkal scheme.
At present, the booking under “Tatkal scheme opens at 10.00 hrs on the previous day of journey from train originating station. It has been decided that w.e.f. 15.06.2015, timings booking of Tatkal tickets will be staggered for AC & non-AC classes to 10.00 hours onwards and 11.00 hours onwards respectively. Hence, now the reservation under Tatkal scheme will open at 10.00 hours on the previous day of journey from train originating station for AC classes whereas that for non-AC classes will start at 11.00 hours on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
2. In supersession of all previous Instructions now all types of ticketing agents (YTSK. RTSAs, IRCTC agents, etc.) will be debarred from booking tickets during the first thirty minutes of opening of booking i.e. from 08.00 to 08.30 hours for general bookings, and from 10.00 to 10.30 hours & 11.00 to 11.30 hours for ‘Tatkal booking in AC & non-AC classes respectively.
3. Wide publicity may be given through all available means for information of general public to avoid inconvenience to them.
Director Passenger Marketing