Roll back on ‘Tatkal’ ticket norm

The Railway Board has rolled back a circular under which ‘Tatkal’ ticket holders were given priority while clearing waiting lists over normal reservation ticket holders.

The circular was taken back by the Railway Board after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed at the Madhya Pradesh High Court’s principal bench at Jabalpur on the issue, after which the court on December 12 last year directed the railways to appoint a competent official where the petitioner could file his complaint in this regard.

However, the railways moved a review petition on Wednesday to inform the HC that it has withdrawn the circular under which ‘Tatkal’ ticket holders were given priority in clearing waiting lists, over those with normal reservation.

The PIL was filed by Sanjeev Pandey, who termed the circular as against the interest of large numbers of normal reservation ticket holders who book their tickets three to four months in advance to get confirmed tickets.

The Railway Board’s decision is expected to benefit a large number of railway passengers, especially those who cannot spend enough money to book a ‘Tatkal’ ticket.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/130110/news-current-affairs/article/roll-back-%E2%80%98tatkal%E2%80%99-ticket-norm

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