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Monday, August 3, 2009

New Tatkal Scheme from August 1st

 

Tatkal Scheme

·    Tatkal booking opens at  8 AM on Two days in advance  actual date of journey excluding date of journey w.e.f. of 01-08-2009,e.g. for train leaving on 6th, Tatkal Booking will Commence at 8 AM on 4th*.

·    No identity proof is required to be produced by the passenger seeking reservation under tatkal scheme neither at the time of booking nor during the journey.

·    Instead of full coach being presently nominated as Tatkal Coach, there will be Tatkal quota in each train in 2A, 3A, AC Chair Car, Sleeper and 2S (Second Sitting) classes as under:-

Classes

No. of berths to be earmarked in trains with average occupancy level of Tatkal Quota

 

Less than 80%

More than 80%

2 AC

4 Berths Per Coach

10 Berths Per Coach

3 AC

6 Berths Per Coach

16 Berths Per Coach

AC Chair Car

6 Seats  Per Coach

16 Seats  Per Coach

SL

10% of the accommodation or one coach whichever is less

30% of the accommodation

Reserved Second Sitting (2S)

10% of the accommodation

·    In those trains and classes where average utilization of Tatkal accommodation during six months period i,e April to September is 80% and above, tatkal charges applicable during peak period will be charged through out the year i.e for both peak and non peak period.

·    There will be no separate Tatkal train defined. The unutilised Tatkal quota will get released to waitlisted passengers.

·    Tatkal charges have been revised as under:-

Classes

Existing (in Rs.)

 

Non-Peak period
(February 1 to March 31
 & August 1 to August 31)

Peak period
(April 1 to July 31 &  September 1 to January  31)

2 AC

200

300

3 AC

200

300

AC Chair Car

75

150

SL

75

150

2S

15

15

Garib Rath
3 AC (GR)

200

300

AC chair car

75

150

·    The facility of change of name is not permitted on the bookings made under Tatkal scheme.

·    The reservation under Tatkal scheme shall be available only upto the time of preparation of charts.

·    For the purpose of granting refunds & issuing TDRs for W/L, the time limit will be the same as applicable for refund of normal tickets.

·    The booking in Tatkal scheme will be done only from originating to terminating point of the train with boarding facility from intermediate station. However, Zonal railways have been given the discretion of imposing restrictions on Tatkal booking regarding defining trains as end-to-end or keeping it free or imposing distance restrictions etc. Keeping in view  the over all utilization of the accommodation available in the train.

·    REFUNDS   -   A flat refund of 25% of total fare charged on the ticket, excluding tatkal charge is granted on cancellation of tatkal ticket, which is presented for cancellation upto 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train. However, full refund of fare and tatkal charges will be granted on the tickets booked under Tatkal scheme in the following circumstances :-

·    If the train is delayed by more than 3 hours at the journey originating point of the passenger & not the boarding point if the passenger's journey originating point and boarding point are different.

·    If the train is to run on a diverted route and passenger is not willing to travel.

·    If the train is to run on diverted route and boarding station or the destination or both the stations are not on the diverted route.

·    In case of non attachment of coach in which Tatkal accommodation has been earmarked and the passenger has not been provided  accommodation in the same class.

·    If the party has been accommodated in lower class and does not want to travel. In case the party travels in lower class, the passenger will be given refund of difference of fare and also the difference of Tatkal charges, if any.

      *

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralaya)

(RAILWAY BOARD)

 

 No. 2009/TG-I/20/P/Tatkal                                                                                                                                           New Delhi, dated 17.07.2009

Chief Commercial Manager,

All Zonal Railways.

                                                                       (Commercial Circular No. 27 of 2009)

Sub: Time limit for Advance Reservation Period under Tatkal Schema.

It has been decided to reduce the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) under Tatkal Schema from 05(five) days to 02 (two) days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 01.08.2009. For this purpose the following course of action will have to be adopted:-

Reservation under Tatkal schema as per earlier ARP of five days shall continue till 26.7.2009.

For journey commencing w.e.f. 01-8-2009, the ARP shall be two days by reducing ARP gradually w.e.f. 27.7.2009 as per details given below:-

Date

ARP

Reservation available for journey commencing up

26.7.2009

5 days

31.7.2009

27.7.2009

4 days

31.7.2009

28.7.2009

3 days

31.7.2009

29.7.2009

2 days

31.7.2009

30.7.2009

2 days

01.8.2009

31.7.2009

2 days

02.8.2009

01.8.2009

2 days

03.8.2009

 CRIS will make necessary changes in the software for this purpose under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as Board’s office.

Board Desire the above change may be given wide publicity well in advance of its implementation. Suitable instructions to all concerned may be issued to ensure smooth change-over to the new time limit.