Aiming to ease the?pressure during peak hours and to provide smooth & flawless service of booking of tatkal tickets, Ministry of Railways today announced the amendments in tatkal tickets booking timings.
Presently, the booking of Tatkal Tickets opens at 10:00 a.m. one day prior to the train leaving the originating station. This means for the journey on 13th June the tatkal quota gets open at 10:00 a.m. on 12th June. The timings are same for AC as well as Non-AC tatkal tickets.[AdSense-A]
With effect from 15th June 2015, timings of booking of tatkal tickets for AC and Non-AC classes are going to change. Booking of Tatkal Tickets for AC class i.e. 1st AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC and AC Chair Car will get open at 10:00 a.m. while tatkal tickets of Non-AC class i.e. sleeper class and chair car will get open at 11:00 a.m. on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
Further, all types of ticketing agents (YTSK, RTSAs, IRCTC agents, etc.) will not be allowed to book tickets during the first 30 minutes of opening of bookings under tatkal quota and general quota. This means agents will be able to book tickets only after 8:30 a.m. under general quota and after 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. as the case may be, under tatkal quota in AC and Non-AC classes.