Saturday, 7 July 2012

Indian Railways changes ‘Tatkal’ booking timing with other improvements

The simple logic of "demand and supply" is the reason behind poor Indian railway ticket booking experience, be it online or offline at the ticket window. Higher demand of tickets then availability is the reason customers experience long queues at ticket booking counters, and slow internet booking. To get your chances high for an online ticket booking specially under the "tatkal" ticket scheme, we had to be faster and smarter than others and rely on technology to get head using tricks like this and even this.
To offer an better tatkal ticket booking experience Indian Railway and IRCTC are constantly working on new facilities and capacity expansions, from July 10 the "tatkal" booking time will get changed to 10 AM (currently 8 AM) and no authorized agents will be allowed to book tickets in these two hours. The E-ticket handling capacity of the the online portal will also get increased to handle 5 lakh bookings per day from current 3.5 lakh. To further safeguard common users from tauts and "illegal ticket booking agents" the authorities will strictly monitor the bookings and may also do a verification call to verify userid, pnr, passenger mobile number and passenger details.
the illusive Indian railway ticket