The Indian Railways on Monday, June 29, opened Tatkal Bookings for all the Special Trains, the booking shall be applicable on journeys beginning on June 30. The Indian Railways is currently running 115 pairs of Special Trains across the nation.
The special trains can be identified as the ones whose train number begins with ‘0.’ These trains were started with the aim of helping migrants reach their homes in different parts of the nation.
“Tatkal Booking will commence from 29/06/2020 in all Special Trains (starting with 0 numbers) for journey commencing from 30/06/2020 onwards,” Chief Public Relations Officer – CR tweeted.
Tatkal Booking will commence from 29/06/2020 in all Special Trains (starting with 0 numbers) for journey commencing from 30/06/2020 onwards.@Central_Railway
— Shivaji M Sutar (@ShivajiIRTS) June 28, 2020
The Tatkal tickets are booked one day prior to the scheduled journey date. People can now easily book tatkal tickets with ConfirmTkt app & website and enjoy easy cancellations, refunds & 24×7 support for all their queries.
Before beginning the booking of Tatkal tickets online, the Indian railways had extended advance booking period for these trains to 30 days. Moreover, the officials have said that Reservation against Cancellation (RAC) and waiting-list tickets will also be issued for these trains.
However, any passenger with wait-listed tickets shall not be allowed to travel on these trains. In another breakthrough measures, the Indian Railways tried distributing disposable linen to passengers in trains.