Now, 50% refund likely to cancellation of Tatkal tickets


New Delhi: The railway is considering giving 50% refund to passengers in case of cancellation of ‘Tatkal’ train tickets.

According to a Railway Board official, the proposals include 50% refund in case of cancellation of Tatkal tickets from July 1. Earlier, cancellation of Tatkal tickets meant zero refund.

The proposals also include allowing Tatkal ticket bookings for only one hour from 10am to 11am for AC coach berths and from 11am to 12 noon for Sleeper coach berths every day.

In another major policy decision, the railway is contemplating doing away with the waitlist ticket booking system from July 1. Only confirmed and RAC berth tickets are proposed to be issued to passengers.

The Railway Board official said, adding the number of coaches in Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express across the country would be increased from next month to provide more accommodation to passengers.

The IRCTC, which has been so far issuing journey tickets only in English, will issue tickets in various languages from July 1.

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