There are so many things and concerns that often confuse people while travelling in trains. As per Indian Railways, there are going to be some drastic changes from 1st July, 2017 in getting train tickets to waitlist status train tickets to getting refund and it is very much important to be aware of everything, especially if you are a regular train traveller and prefer to travel a lot via trains. Changes that have been decided have been mentioned in below.
50% refund to be received on Cancellation of tatkal train ticket
As of date, no refund is been collected in case people cancel tatkal tickets. But from as effective from 1st July, 2017, people will get 50% refund on the cancellation of tatkal tickets. At the same time, passengers will get 50% rupees back when they return tickets of Suvidha train. The refund charges will be deducted as per 100 Rs. for AC 2, 90 Rs. for AC 3 and 60 Rs. for sleeper class coach.
Time for tatkal ticket booking is going to change
There will be a change in the time of booking tatkal based tickets. To get AC tickets, time has been changed for tatkal based tickets from 1st July, 2017. From now onwards, if passengers want to go for booking AC tatkal based tickets, then it is mandatory to book the same in between 10 to 11 AM in the morning. For sleeper coaches and other coaches, the time to book for tatkal train ticket will be same that is from 11 AM to 12 Noon.
No Waiting Rail Ticket from now on
Indian Railways took a big decision to make rail travel of people relaxing and hassle free. From 1st July, 2017 onwards, there will be no waiting list ticket provided to passengers. It has been decided by them that only and only confirm rail train tickets will be provided to passengers and then RAC tickets will be provided. Now on, there is actually no hassle of waiting train status tickets.
Tickets will be provided in different languages
Till date, rail train tickets are only provided in English language. From 1st July, a change has been done according to which rail travellers could get train tickets not only in English language but also in other languages. People need to choose the language in which he/she wants the ticket.
Addition in number of coaches in Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains
Indian Railways has decided to add up the number of coaches in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. From 1st July, 2017, these trains are going to be more in length due to addition in number of coaches.
No Kota Class ticket without Aadhaar Card
Indian Railways provide a facility to get different tickets under different quota travel but from 1st July, to avail this facility and advantage, it is must to show them the Aadhaar card. No matter, whether you are buying tickets from online or offline platform, to get tickets under quota, it is must to provide them your Aadhaar number.