Revised timing for booking Tatkal Tickets from 19.7.2012
One more good decision taken by Railways…
Due to avoid booking from agents and touts, the Indian Railways has now changed the booking timing for Tatkal tickets from 19th July, 2012. Indian Railways have been regularly monitoring the activities of the agents, touts. On a average of around 15 lakh train tickets are being sold through 8838 passenger reservation ticket counters and the e-ticketing website through IRCTC, out of which the Tatkal tickets constitutes around 1.70 lakh.
As per the amendment in the Tatkal scheme, booking will start only at 10 A.M. instead of 8 A.M. For example, if a train is to depart from the originating station on the 2nd of the month, the Tatkal quota booking both through Internet (IRCTC Website) and reservation counters for that particular train shall open at 1000 hours on the 1st of the month.
In addition, it has also been decided that no authorised agents, including agents of IRCTC and RTSAs/RTAs will be allowed to book Tatkal tickets from 1000 hours to 1200 hours from counters as well as from Internet.
Individual users are permitted to book only two tickets between 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 A.M.
Web service agents have been permitted to book only one Tatkal ticket per train per day on internet after 12.00 A.M.
Only two tickets can be booked per IP address between 10-12 AM. IP address check has helped in preventing multiple bookings from same office complex/internet café etc. This also helps in facilitating bookings by genuine users and prevents bookings for commercial gains.