NEW DELHI: The Railways today hiked the tatkal ticket charges to improve passenger revenue collections effective from December 25.
Tatkal booking of a Sleeper Class will now cost Rs. 200 instead of Rs. 175, for AC-3 tier the maximum revised charge is Rs. 400 instead of Rs. 350 earlier and minimum is Rs. 300 instead of Rs. 250, according to the Railway notification.
In Sleeper class, the minimum tatkal charge was hiked from Rs. to Rs. 100. Minimum and maximum charges depend upon the travel distance.
The hike is more for the AC class segment while the Second Class tatkal charges remain unchanged.
In AC-2 a passenger has to pay Rs. 400 now as against the earlier rate of Rs. 300 in minimum tatkal charges and Rs. 500 as maximum charge against Rs. 400 earlier.
In Executive Class, the the minimum tatkal charge has been hiked to Rs. 400 from Rs. 300 and maximum Rs. 500 from Rs. 400.
However, the tatkal booking for Second Class sitting has not been changed and remain same at Rs. 10 and Rs. 15 as minimum and maximum charge respectively depending on the distance.
According to Railways the software will be changed accordingly by CRIS to adjust the new fares.