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Indian Railways Tatkal Ticket New Rules


New Delhi, 20 October 2011: Indian Railways has announced some major changes in its Tatkal scheme of tickets.

The new rules has been initiated for preventing the misuse of ‘Tatkal’ Scheme of reserving train tickets.

The changes are as follows:

Indian Railways has decided to stop Quick Book Option and cash card booking between 8 AM to 9 AM. Further, individual users are permitted to book only two tickets between 8 AM to 9 AM.

Access to ‘Tatkal’ booking to the agents booking through internet has been denied during the opening hours of reservation in the morning between 8 AM to 9 AM.

The provision of carrying one of the eight prescribed identity cards by any one of the passengers booked on ‘Tatkal’ ticket, introduced from 11th February 2011 to prevent transfer of ‘Tatkal’ tickets.

 Facility of change of name is not permissible on ‘Tatkal’ tickets.

The load of IRCTC’s server has been augmented to ensure easy accessibility to passengers booking tickets through internet.

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