Tatkal charges to be reduced from Oct 1

 The new charges would be at the rate of 10 per cent of the basic fare for second class and 30 per cent of the basic fare for all other classes.

While the minimum charge for sleeper class and AC Chair Car has been fixed at Rs 75, and maximum charge would be Rs 150, those for the AC 3, AC 2 Tier and Executive would be Rs 200 and Rs 300 respectively. The charges would be levied uniformly both in peak and non-peak periods.

Tatkal tickets would be issued for actual distance of travel, subject to the distance restriction applicable to the train. The same Tatkal berth/seat might be booked in multiple legs till preparation of charts. At the time of preparation of charts, unutilised portion might be released to the General RAC/waiting list passengers. Tatkal facility would be introduced in Executive Class of Shatabdi Express trains also, by earmarking 10 per cent of the accommodation available i.e. 5 seats per coach.

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