IRCTC Tatkal Railway Booking Timing Changed from existing 8.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M from 10 July 2012
In order to combat the misuse of Tatkal tickets, The Ministry of Railways have changed the time of booking of Tatkal tickets at the counters from existing 8.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. with effect from 10th July, 2012 to avoid congestion in the morning hours at counters for the normal advance booking passengers.
Also the existing restriction on the agents for Tatkal tickets booking during the first two hours shall also continue.
Some other measures that the Railways have taken are:
- Surprise inspections and preventive checks are being conducted regularly at reservation centres to contain the activities of the unauthorized agents and touts.
- Several technological innovations like increase in the bandwidth of internet, augmenting E-Ticketing software licences, technical evaluation of mobile based technology etc. are regularly being undertaken to cope up the demand and minimize the misuse of the system by unscrupulous people.
- Steps to augment e-ticket handling capacity of its website through short term and long term measures. Due to these steps, the present capacity will increase from existing about 3.5 lakh bookings to around 5 lakh bookings per day in about four months period in the short term which will further be increased to about 8 lakh bookings per day in the long term plan. He informed that both IRCTC and CRIS are working jointly in this direction.
The full official press release of the Ministry of Railways – Railways Takes Steps to Combat Misuse of Tatkal Tickets – can be found here – http://pib.nic.in/newsite/pmreleases.aspx?mincode=23
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