Tatkal Charges Hike again-effect from 1st April 2013

According to the announcement in Railway Budget 2013-14, Tatkal charges will be revised and this will come in to effect from 1st April,2013.

The revised tatkal charges will be 10% of the basic fare for reserved Second Class sitting (2S) and 30% of the basic fare for all other classes.

The minimum tatkal charges /maximum tatkal charges for each class is specified in the below table:


Existing Minimum Tatkal Charge

Existing Maximum Tatkal Charge

Revised Minimum Tatkal Charge

Revised Maximum Tatkal Charge

Reserved Second Sitting (2S)  Rs.10 Rs.15  Rs.10 Rs.15
 Sleeper  Rs.75 Rs.150 Rs.90 Rs.175
 AC Chair Car  Rs.75 Rs.150  Rs.100 Rs.200
 AC 3 tier  Rs.200 Rs.300  Rs.250  Rs.350
 AC 2 tier   Rs.200  Rs.300  Rs.300  Rs.400
Executive Rs.200 Rs.300 Rs.300 Rs.400

The earnings of Tatkal Scheme during the last few years have been increased from 126 crores in 2005-06 to 409 crores in 2012-13 (till August).At present tatkal scheme is available in 2677 trains. Out of 11.57lakhs of total berths/seats per day, Tatkal bookings occupy around 1.71 lakhs of berths/seats per day.

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