New railway tatkal booking charges from Oct 1

Last Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2009 04:47 hrs

Railways today announced a reduction in tatkal charges for various classes, a move which will come into effect from October 1.

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The new tatkal charges will be levied at the rate of 10 per cent of basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of basic fare for all other classes, said an official release.

The charges will be levied uniformly both in peak period and non-peak periods.

As per the revised charges, passengers will have to pay between Rs 10 and a maximum of Rs 15 in second class (seating).

Similarly, passengers reserving a berth in sleeper class will have to pay between Rs 75 to a maximum of Rs 150.

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Tatkal charges for AC Chair Carwill range between Rs 75 to Rs 150 and in AC three tier it will range between Rs 200 and Rs 300.

Likewise, in AC 2 Tier, the charges will be levied between Rs 200 and Rs 300 and in executive classes it will be levied in the range of Rs 200 to Rs 300.

Tatkal facility will be introduced in executive class of Shatabdi trains also by earmarking 10 per cent of the accommodation available i.e. 5 seats per coach, the release said.

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Railways had earlier announced reduction of the advance reservation period under tatkal scheme from five days to two days.