The timings for booking Tatkal tickets in AC and non-AC classes have been changed from today.
Earlier, the booking under Tatkal scheme opened at 10 am on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
The Railways has staggered the schedule for AC and non-AC classes to 10 AM onwards and 11 AM onwards, respectively. The move is expected to reduce the load on the ticketing site and booking windows.
Hence, now the reservation under Tatkal scheme will open at 10 am on the previous day of journey from train originating station for AC classes whereas that for non-AC classes will start at 11 am on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
Moreover, all types of ticketing agents including IRCTC agents will now be debarred from booking non-Tatkal tickets for 30 minutes from the opening of bookings, that is from 8 am to 8.30 am for general classes, from 10 am to 10.30 am for Tatkal AC classes, and from 11 am to 11.30 am for Tatkal non-AC classes.
(With PTI inputs)