The modified Tatkal scheme for booking of train tickets has come into effect from Monday; under the new scheme reservation period has been reduced to one day from the earlier two days.
The new scheme announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi last week, also restricts the agents from booking the ticket under the tatkal quota from 8am to 10 am.
Tatkal tickets will now only be issued on production of identity proof at the counter.
Officials said no refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed tatkal tickets which are booked on or beyond 21st November.
Main highlights of the new scheme are as follows:
* No refund on cancellation of confirmed tatkal tickets, except on cancellation of train or late trains as per rule
* No duplicate tatkal tickets shall be issued, except in exceptional cases, on payment of full fare including tatkal charges
* Tatkal tickets shall be issued only on production of one of eight prescribed identity proof
* IRCTC agents will be permitted to book only one tatkal ticket per train per day on the internet between 8am and 10am
* If passenger whose identity has been indicated on tatkal ticket does not travel, other passengers booked on same tatkal ticket will be treated as without ticket.