NEW DELHI: With the Ministry of Railways deciding to sell 50 per cent of existing tatkal quota under dynamic fare scheme, passengers making last minute travel plans will now have to shell out more money for booking tatkal tickets. The move is expected to keep in check touts.
“The first 50 per cent of the tatkal quota will be issued under the present tatkal scheme and the remaining, defined as premium tatkal quota, shall be issued on dynamic pricing,” said a statement issued by the ministry.
The new scheme comes with a distance-slab based fare scheme, where the fare shall be increased by 20 per cent after each slab of 10 per cent berths are sold, subject to the existing cap on dynamic fare.
Premium tatkal seats would almost cost the same as air tickets.
Tatkal tickets are already priced higher, and now with premium pricing this will increase further.