//GST affects on Railway Tatkal Ticket’s cancellation
Tatkal Tickets Cancellation

GST affects on Railway Tatkal Ticket’s cancellation

According to a Railway Board official, the proposals include 50% refund in case of cancellation of Tatkal tickets from July 1. Earlier, cancellation of Tatkal tickets meant zero refund.The proposals also include allowing Tatkal ticket bookings for only one hour from 10am to 11am for AC coach berths and from 11am to 12 noon for Sleeper coach berths every day.In another major policy decision, the railways is contemplating doing away with the waitlist ticket booking system from July 1. Only confirmed and RAC berth tickets are proposed to be issued to passengers. “This move is aimed at curbing avoidable rush of passengers in reserved coaches,” the Railway Board official said, adding the number of coaches in Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express across the country would be increased from next month to provide more accommodation to passengers.The IRCTC, which has been so far issuing journey tickets only in English, will issue tickets in various languages from July 1. The railways is considering giving 50% refund to passengers in case of cancellation of ‘Suvidha’ train tickets.Premium trains may be withdrawn soon as they have not evoked the desired response from the revenue point of view, sources said, adding a wake-up call facility on running trains would also be launched from July 1.