TATKAL RESERVATION PERIOD REDUCED

Railway’s Tatkal Reservation Period to be reduced from 5 to 2 days It has been decided to reduce the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) under Tatkal Scheme from five days to two days (excluding the date of journey) for journey commencing w.e.f. 01.08.2009. This decision was announced by the Minister of Railways, Kumari Mamata Banerjee while presenting the Railway Budget 2009-10 in the Parliament earlier this month. The new decision will be implemented as per the following course of action:- Reservation under Tatkal Scheme as per earlier ARP of five days shall continue till 26.7.2009. For journey commencing w.e.f. 01.08.2009, the ARP shall be two days by reducing ARP gradually w.e.f. 27.7.2009 as per details given below:- Date ARP Reservation available for journey commencing upto 26.07.2009 5 days 31.07.2009 27.07.2009 4 days 31.07.2009 28.07.2009 3 days 31.07.2009 29.07.2009 2 days 31.07.2009 30.07.2009 2 days 01.08.2009 31.07.2009 2 days 02.08.2009 01.08.2009 2 days 03.08.2009 Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), under the Ministry of Railways, has been instructed to make necessary changes in the software for this purpose under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as Railway Board. Suitable instructions to all concerned are being issued to ensure smooth change-over to the new time limit.

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