GUWAHATI, Oct 11 – Indian Railways will soon introduce the ‘Tatkal’ scheme in reserved classes of passenger trains for the benefit of the commuters and some trains in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone are expected to be included in the scheme initially.
At present, the Tatkal scheme is available in almost all Mail and Express trains and in all reserved classes, except First Class and First AC Class. Now the scheme will be expanded to introduce Tatkal scheme in reserved classes of passenger trains also, officials said.
The Tatkal scheme in the passenger trains will be available in the reserved classes including 2nd AC, 3rd AC, 3rd AC Economy, Chair Class, Sleeper Class and 2nd Reserved Sitting.
The Zonal Railways, including the Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), will identify the passenger trains and earmark Tatkal accommodation in trains or classes in which average utilisation during the previous financial year has been more than 60 per cent.
The extent of accommodation to be earmarked will be the same as applicable in case of normal Tatkal scheme.
As per the plan, the minimum Tatkal charges prescribed for different classes will be applicable as flat Tatkal charges and all other conditions applicable to normal Tatkal scheme will be applicable in case of identified passenger trains.