27 Apr 2012

Rs. 847 crore Revenue Generated under Tatkal Scheme

The revenue generated by Railways under Tatkal scheme during 2009-10 was Rs. 672 crore, during 2010-11 it was Rs. 729 crore and in 2011-12 it was Rs. 847 crore. 

The issue regarding non-availability of access to Tatkal tickets through internet during opening hours was reported in one newspaper. 

Various measures like restricting agents from booking Tatkal tickets between 0800 hours and 1000 hours, capturing details of proof of identity and carrying the same proof during the journey, increasing the bandwidth & installation of high capacity database servers etc. have been taken by Indian Railways and Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to improve availability of e-tickets including Tatkal tickets particularly during opening hours of reservation. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

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