Tatkal

  • AIIMS revamps OPD appointment system September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People who wish to avail medical services at Out Patient Department (OPD) in AIIMS will now be able to book appointment of doctors online or through mobile phones. The new system known as 'IVR Based appointment system' makes it possible to book an appointment without human interaction from...
  • Tatkal tickets on shorter train routes have become exorbitant. Here's why July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Railways does not want passengers to Tatkal travel over short distances. Railways has therefore altered its definition of short-distance travel to charge an even higher premium from passengers. Many were in for a shock when trying to book Tatkal tickets for train journeys shorter than 500 kilometres when...
  • IRCTC website to book 7,200 tickets per minute May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: With the aim of bridging the gap between demand and supply in e-ticketing category, IRCTC on Monday spelt out its grand plan to book 7200 e-tickets per minute in the current fiscal. Currently, the ticketing site of the IRCTC is able to handle about 1.2 lakh concurrent connections on...
  • New advance rail ticket booking period from Wednesday April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The advance booking period for train tickets will be reduced from existing four months to two months from Wednesday as part of the Railways' efforts to prevent touts to corner bulk tickets. "The reduction of advance reservation period to 60 days will be a deterrent for touts who...
  • Advance booking period for train tickets reduced to 60 days April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Railways has reduced advance booking period from four months to two months from May 1 as part of its efforts to prevent touts from cornering bulk of tickets. The advance reservation period (ARP) for booking reserved train tickets will be reduced from existing 120 days to 60 days...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Monday April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Travelling in trains will become costlier from Monday as the hike in reservation, tatkal, cancellation fees and some other charges announced in the rail budget will come into effect. According to railway ministry, reservation fee for AC classes will go up by Rs.15 to 25 per ticket while reservation...
  • Railway Budget is realistic, says Pawan Kumar Bansal February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Bansal promised to bring private investment to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore in the railways this year and said he aims at increasing the number of tatkal tickets as part of the Railway Budget 2013-14. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Railway Minister defended his maiden budget...
  • Railways withdraws circular on 'Tatkal' ticket holders January 9, 2013

    Jabalpur: The Railway Board has rolled back a circular under which 'Tatkal' ticket holders were given priority while clearing waiting lists over normal reservation ticket holders. The circular was taken back by the Railway Board after a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed at the Madhya Pradesh High Court's principal...
  • Passengers welcome new Tatkal scheme by Railways July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The new measures introduced by the Indian Railways with regard to the Tatkal train tickets reservation has come as a major relief to the common man. People have welcomed the new steps taken by the railway. Happy with the measures initiated by the Indian Railways on Tuesday, the passengers...
  • It is easier to get Tatkal tickets now: Passengers July 10, 2012

    The Indian Railway on Tuesday introduced several measures to ensure that the Tatkal train tickets reached the common man. ...
  • New Tatkal booking system starts today July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Railway has introduced several measures to ensure Tatkal train tickets reach the common man. Booking counters will now open at 10 am instead of 8 am, the day before the journey from the originating station. "No normal ticket will be issued during this time unless there...
  • New Tatkal booking system from Tuesday July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst rising complaints about misuse of the railway's Tatkal scheme of booking tickets, a revised scheme with additional measures to check the lacunae will come into effect from Tuesday under which passengers can book Tatkal tickets from 10 am instead of 8 am. The revised scheme comes in the...
  • CVC plans enquiry to check flaws in Tatkal scheme July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: After the IBN network exposed malpractices in the Railway Tatkal scheme, the Central Vigilance Commission is considering launch of an enquiry to ascertain whether Railway officials are involved in malpractices. The CVC has sought a report on the action taken from the Railways. Based on the report the CVC...
  • Tatkal scam: Railway Police Force arrest 4 touts June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways has begun the crackdown on touts who manipulate the ticket booking system to corner Tatkal tickets and then sell them to genuine passengers at a premium. Railway Police Force on Saturday morning launched simultaneous raids across Delhi and arrested four touts. Raids are also being conducted...
  • Tatkal scam reflects demand and supply problem: IRCTC June 30, 2012

    The Managing Director of the IRCTC, Rakesh Tandon has admitted that the Tatkal scheme is misused and needs a revamp. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 30, 2012

    Railway plans special counters and timings for Tatkal bookings. Jundal says terrorists are planning aerial strike on India. ...
  • Is it time to scrap the railway Tatkal scheme? June 29, 2012

    The Railway is planning separate counters and timings for Tatkal bookings and has step up vigilance. ...
  • Railway plans separate timing, counters for Tatkal June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Continuing with its crackdown on touts who corner Tatkal tickets and then sell them to genuine passengers for a premium, the Indian Railways on Friday decided to have separate timings for Tatkal and advance bookings. There is also a proposal to have a separate counter for booking Tatkal...
  • Ticket scam: Railway may scrap Tatkal scheme June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Railway is likely to scrap the Tatkal scheme after an IBN7 expose showed how touts had taken full control over the emergency tickets. In fact, the Indian Railway is also looking at making it mandatory for ticket seekers to show identification and give reasons for the urgent...
  • Railway acts after Tatkal ticket scam expose June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway officials and the IRCTC have decided to scale up policing at stations by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) following an IBN7 expose on the Tatkal ticket booking scam. Railway board officials on Thursday met the IRCTC MD to discuss the issue. The expose conducted by IBN7 reporters showed...
  • Railway Tatkal scam: How touts corner tickets June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: An IBN7 expose has revealed the bitter truth about railway tatkal tickets. Despite waiting in line for hours, genuine passengers hardly have a shot as touts, including security personnel get their hands on the tickets first. In the national capital, the very force that promises to be with...
  • Exposed: The big Railway Tatkal ticket scam June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: An IBN7 expose has revealed why genuine passengers have virtually no shot at a Railway Tatkal ticket. The expose reveals how touts corner tickets meant for emergency travel and then sell them at a huge premium. One of the touts IBN7 reporter met offered him a Tatkal ticket for...
  • 12 arrested for booking tatkal tickets in bulk June 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Railway Police Force arrested 12 people have on Thursday morning from different reservation counters across Delhi for booking railway tickets in bulk, intending to sell them at a higher price. Every morning the touts would reach rail reservation counters much before 8 AM, when counters open for tatkal booking....
  • Railways minting money, emergencies can wait February 13, 2008

    New Delhi: While Railway Minister Lalu Prasad’s version of the Railway success story includes profits for the railways, no hike in tariff and a friendlier Indian Railways, the fine print is different. Lalu’s schemes don't seem to care much for the UPA's aam aadmi. At least that's what his new,...