Rlys new Tatlkal booking rules to be in effect from Nov 21

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New Delhi, Nov 20: Indian railways new tatkal reservation scheme in which the train reservation period has been reduced to one day to two days will come into effect from Monday (Nov 21). The tatkal reservation scheme helps to meet the urgent requirement of the passengers who plan their journey at short notice.

According to the new rule, tatkal tickets can now be booked only 24 hours before the commencement of railway journey. The restriction period for agents is being extended from one hour to two hours (8 am to 10 am) and there will be no refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets except during cancellation of trains and late running of trains.

The move has been initiated by the Railway Ministry to stop black-marketing in the sale of tickets. The Railway Ministry has also announced that CCTV cameras would be installed before tatkal counters so that misuse of tickets can be stopped.

The Ministry also said that according to the new rule no duplicate ticket would be issued if the tatkal ticket is lost. Moreover, in a bid to avoid proxy booking, no money would be refunded in case a passenger cancels a confirmed tatkal ticket.

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