50% refund on cancellation of Tatkal ticket
Indian railways has made changes in the tatkal ticket, now the railway passengers will get 50% refund on cancellation of of tatkal ticket. They have also changed the booking timings. From morning 10 to 11 only AC coach bookings will take place and from 11 to 12 non-ac (sleeper) coach bookings will be done. This system will be applicable from 1st July. Indian railways are also planning to start new tatkal special trains to avoid the rush and the fares will be on higher side comapred to the regular rates and the bookings for these trains can be done in between 10 -60 days. The fares of premium trains are based on the dynamic fare system but this will not work in case of tatkal trains as tatkal passenger has to pay Rs.175 – Rs.400 more than that of the normal reservation. Premium train bookings are online where in tatkal special bookings can be done online as well as from the railway station.