The Tatkal/Current rail ticket reservation will no more get weightage over normal waiting tickets. Generally people have to suffer in the journey as their tickets doesn’t confirm even if they have made reservations much before the date of journey. While those who make Tatkal or current reservations get confirmed tickets just a day before travel. But now there is a change in the ongoing procedure. Considering the summer rush the Railway Department has decided to give preference to the general waiting tickets over Tatkal tickets.
As per the new rule general waiting tickets will be given preference over current tickets while allotting berths in the extra coaches. Thus first of all thousands of passengers who make reservations well in advance will get their seats followed by Tatkal quota.
Earlier Indian Railways had issued a circular stating that the waiting lists will be cleared in the extra coaches before the current reservation tickets. But Indian Railways has rolled back from its previous decision to give respite to thousands of passengers.