Tatkal form goes pink

Northern Railway has introduced a dedicated reservation forms for tatkal. Different from the normal white reservation forms, this pink form is bigger and has extra columns and space for information.

The form will soon be available at booking counters. To check the menace of touts buying tatkal tickets, the form has a column for “warnings”.

In case of purchase of tickets from a tout or unauthorised travel agent on fictitious names, addresses or contact number, the passenger is liable to pay penalty and/or imprisonment as per the provision of Railway Act 1989, says the warning published in bold on the form.

According to railway officials, if address/phone/mobile of the passenger is found to be false during journey, he or she will be deboarded at the next station.

“A separate reservation form for tatkal is important because it is a special service offered by the railways with different set of document requirements,” said an official.

To check menace of touts, the form has a column for “warnings”
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/tatkal-goes-pink/article4011666.ece

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  1. “In case of purchase of tickets from a tout or unauthorised travel agent on fictitious names, addresses or contact number, the passenger is liable to pay penalty and/or imprisonment as per the provision of Railway Act 1989, says the warning published in bold on the form.”

    how it can be justified? becoz the passenger need not to come in person to take the tatkal.. he can send someone else on behalf of him. In such cases, the representative can write his own address, name and phone no which is obviously different from the passenger’s whereabouts.. we cant say the passenger is not genuine.. and no rule is there saying that the representative should write the address and whereabouts of the passenger.

    • “According to railway officials, if address/phone/mobile of the passenger is found to be false during journey, he or she will be deboarded at the next station.”


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