New Delhi: In a bid to cash in on the rush for tickets during busy seasons, Railways will soon launch its ‘Tatkal Special’ train service. The service will provide much needed relief to the passengers but they had to cough a bit more for the service.
A passenger would have to dole out more for a Tatkal service ticket as the rates for these are higher than the normal fare by anything in the range of Rs 175 and Rs 400.
The Tatkal rate is 10 per cent of the basic fare for the Second class and 30 per cent of the basic fare for all other classes, including AC category, said the official.
However, while tickets may only be booked online for the Premium trains, Tatkal Special tickets will be available both at railway ticket counters and online. Railways has also relaxed the advance reservation period for Tatkal Special trains.
Currently, a Tatkal ticket can be booked no more than 24 hours before the journey. But for a Tatkal Special train, advance reservation period is of a minimum 10 days and maximum 60 days.