Published On: Thu, Dec 24th, 2015

Railways to increase Tatkal from 25th December

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Railway has increased Tatkal ticket charges from December 25, as per reports.

The aim is reportedly to improve passenger revenue collections. A passenger has to shell out Rs 200 for the Tatkal booking of Sleeper class instead of Rs 175.

They has to pay Rs 400 instead of Rs 350 earlier and minimum is Rs 300 instead of Rs 250 for AC-3, reports said quoting Railway notification. In Sleeper class minimum Tatkal charge was Rs 90 which has been hiked to Rs 100, as per PTI. In Executive Class, the the minimum Tatkal charge has been hiked to Rs 400 from Rs 300 and maximum Rs 500 from Rs 400.

However, the Tatkal booking for Second Class sitting has not been changed and remain same at Rs 10 and Rs 15 as minimum and maximum charge respectively depending on the distance.

Earlier in July this year, Railways had notified that passengers booking tatkal train tickets would not be required to produce identity proof anymore.

“Under the modified rules, there will be no need to furnish photocopy of proof of identity while booking Tatkal ticket from computerised reservation counter or to indicate its number at the time of booking of tatkal ticket at the counter or through internet,” a railway statement has said then.

However, one of the passengers has to produce the original proofs of identity during the journey to avoid being penalised.

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