Sunday, December 16, 2012

Railway Ministry announces new Tatkal Ticket rules

Plagued by accretion amount of complaints in Tatkal booking scheme, the Railways on Friday absitively to abate the beforehand bolt aeon of the arrangement from two canicule to one day as allotment of admeasurement to anticipate abusage of the facility.

Besides, the brake for agents will be continued from one hour to two hours (8 am to 10 am) and there will be no acquittance on accepted Tatkal tickets accountable to the exceptions such as abandoning of trains and backward active trains.

"It was all-important to accomplish changes in Tatkal arrangement as there were abounding complaints adjoin Tatkal bookings. We had to yield some accomplish to anticipate its misuse. All these changes will be able aural a week," Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi told reporters here.

Tatkal tickets shall be awash alone on assembly of the character affidavit and there shall be alone four cartage per PNR for Tatkal tickets.

Trivedi said Tatkal bolt aeon was bargain from 48 hours to 24 hours to anticipate its abusage by arrant elements who resort to abstract booking.

According to the afflicted system, no alike Tatkal tickets shall be issued now and it would be done alone in aberrant cases on transaction of abounding book including Tatkal charges.

"We are aswell planning to acquaint a whistle-blower arrangement to bolt authority of touts who are indulging in misusing of bolt facilities. We are aswell installing CCTV in the booking breadth to accumulate a acuity at the counters," Trivedi said.

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