IRCTC – New Timings for Tatkal Ticket Booking
The Indian Railways has changed the timings for booking AC and Non-AC Tatkal Tickets. Now Tatkal AC Tickets could be booked from 10 a.m to 11 a.m., while non-AC ones could be booked from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The new booking schedule would come into effect from 15th June 2015.
The Railways is also thinking of providing refund for Tatkal ticket cancellation and the percentage of refund is still being worked out and refund on cancellations of Premier train tickets and such refunds could go up to 50% of the ticket amount. The IRCTC Website had recently registered three crore hits a day, slowing down the server in the process. The new booking timings would reduce hits during peak hours. To make e-ticket booking during tatkal hours easier, the IRCTC had recently launched IRCTC Lite site. The Indian Railways has also decided to rationalize the dynamic fair pricing by starting a slab system, allowing to book Premium train tickets from reservation counters and providing a window of 30 days for advance booking instead of present 10 days.
Source: Indian Express