I would like to share my recently experience with all of you friends.
I have to travel from Bangalore to Delhi on Diwali occasion which is on 28th October, 2008.
I could not book my tickets because my leaves got approved within the same month only.
So I was hoping to get Tatkal eTicket and for that trust me and read below lines:
1. I have sent two of my friends to different locations i.e. BDA Complex - Kormangala as well as Jayanagar.
2. I was trying on internet as well as one of my friend was doing the same.
I was wondered the irctc and indainrail.gov.in site was working very fine and when the clockes moves at 8:00 AM suddenly the sites stopped worked may be due to traffic congestion but finally I could managed to open the site at the same time. I was shocked sharply 8:00 it was showing 47 waitings.
I was thinking how it can be possible. My experience and thought is:
1. All TATKAL tickets book prior to 8 AM may be some employees take some extra money and book before that also.
2. They must be have some tied up with the agents.
Thue I believe if you will be the first person on the ticket counter then also you will get waiting only.
I do not understand how to book these tickets.
I hope you must have had the same experience at least once in your life...