Railways

Railways to soon launch tatkal special trains

DELHI

Looking to cash in on the rush for tickets during busy seasons, Railways will soon launch its ‘Tatkal Special’ train service, travelling on which will be dearer than on normal trains.

The cash-strapped public transporter will make special trains on tatkal fares operational for certain busy routes, said a senior Railway ministry official.

While ‘Premium’ trains — tickets for which are priced as per a dynamic fare structure — are already operational, the Tatkal Special trains will be an additional service to cater to the rush.

A passenger would have to dole out more for a Tatkal service ticket as the rates for these are higher than the normal fare by anything in the range of Rs 175 and Rs 400.

The Tatkal rate is 10 per cent of the basic fare for the Second class and 30 per cent of the basic fare for all other classes, including AC category, said the official.

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