New Delhi: The Indian Railways has resumed bookings of Tatkal tickets for all 230 special trains from June 29. The service was stopped in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Railways had stopped Tatkal quota facility from May 21 due to coronavirus nationwide lockdown which started from March 25. It had also suspended passenger, mail and express trains during the period, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Now, the Tatkal quota facility has been started from June 29, said the official.
“Tatkal bookings were done on Monday for trains commencing from Tuesday,” he said.
Bookings under Tatkal quota are done a day before the train journey post 10 am for AC seats, and post 11 am for sleeper class seats.
Last month, the Railways had resumed 30-day advance bookings at railway station reservation counters.
The Railways had also said that reservation against cancellation (RAC) tickets and waiting-list tickets will be issued in these trains but waitlisted passengers will not be allowed to board the trains.
The Railways is currently operating 230 special trains across the country and as announced by the Railways only these trains will be operating after July 1.