True, This is seriously some gimmick played by Railways and the travel agents.Though you are the first one at the counter as soon as quota opens, it already shows "Waiting List".This is ridiculous and Railway authorities should look at it at priority.People who have to travel at emergency are unable to due to this problem. Online reservation should either be removed or quota should be increased.
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF 2 DAYS FOR TATKAL SEWA, THE SERVICE HAS BECOME PATHETIC...
I USED TO BOOK TICKET THROUGH NORMAL QUOTA AND IF I DON'T GET THE TICKET THEN I EASILY GET THE TICKETS IN TATKAL QUOTA...BUT AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF 2 DAYS FOR TATKAL QUOTA FROM 01/08/2009, IT HAS BECOME A HEADACHE FOR US, EVERY TIME I TRY TO BOOK TICKET THROUGH TATKAL SERVICE IT SAYS NOT AVAILABLE...I AGREE THAT THAT IT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE...BUT WHEN I TRY TO BOOK A TICKET THROUGH TATKAL SEWA FOR 2OTH OF THE MONTH THEN I SHOULD APPLY AFTER 18TH OF THAT MONTH...BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT SHOWS THAT THERE ARE NO TICKETS FOR 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28...
I DO HAVE A QUESTION ----IF THERE IS A 2 DAYS ADVANCE BOOKING FOR TATKAL THEN HOW CAN IT SHOW FOR THE STATUS AFTER 20, BECAUSE IF I NEED TO BOOK A TICKET THROUGH TATKAL FOR 27, THEN I SHOULD TRY AFTER 25...SO HOW IS POSSIBLE THAT WHEN I TRY TO BOOK FOR 20TH TICKET ON 18TH AND I GET TO SEE THE REST OF MONTHS TICKET'S NOT AVAILABLE?????????
WHAT IS THIS???????????????????
IT IS SIMPLY HARASSMENT OF PEOPLE LIKE US...
THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME I AM FACING THIS PROBLEM...THIS PROBLEM HAS STARTED FROM 01/08/2009 ITSELF...AND I FACE THIS PROBLEM EVERY TIME I TRY TO BOOK TICKET THROUGH IRCTC SITE...FINDING NO REASON OUT I NEED TO BOOK THE TICKET FROM THE RAILWAY COUNTER ITSELF...
I BEG TO SAY THAT IF THIS IS THE TYPE OF SERVICE YOU ARE PROVIDING THEN WHAT'S THE NEED OF HAVING AN ACCOUNT????????????
ALL ARE PLANNED ACCORDINGLY BY THE RAILWAY OFFICIALS AND THE TRAVEL AGENTS...SAB PAISA KHATA HAI!!!111111111
You are right! after the start of new tatkal scheme. I am not able to book a single ticket in tatkal quota. Every time, I am getting the error that "Booking not permitted" (at 8.03) and after after couple of minutes availability shows the quota is full something like WL155/WL<XX>.
I don't know whats going behind but, there is seriously a issue with online reservation system. I noticed when I use quick book, the availability status for Tatkal and General quota shows the same availability ??? why???
Even, booking, I am not allowed to book in quota other then SL. Yet, after couple of minutes pass by, I can use the same quota (obviously when it reaches to WL). Hope the railway authority should notice this...
Jago Govt Jago... :).. A common man wants an answer.
I am totally disagree that this is the game played by railway authorities and travel agents. Because every thing is online and transparent. There is no manual or online system that can book the ticket out of the system. There are only two ways to book the ticket either at Railway counter or Online at irctc.co.in So there is no question of any type of cheat. Maybe you are little bit slow in typing or your net connection may be slow in comparison to others.
As per my concern I never missed the Tatkal booking online.
For any clarification you may call me at 9999410009
I totally disagree with the above statement.
Booking a Tatkal ticket online through the site irctc.co.in has become ridiculous!
The chief minister is requested ti revert back to the old system of Tatkal Sewa booking along with the old surcharge of Rs. 150 for Sleeper Class.
That would cater only to the demands of those who really require the ticket rather the ticketing mafiadalals.
I agree with the complain regarding Tatkal. 8 bajte hi pc hang ho jata hai. aur jab sahi hota hai tab tak ticket WL ho jaati hai.
Bahan Ke lnd railway wale aur agent mil ke paisa khaate hain bhosadi ke.
Tatkal ticket booking through internet is really impossible, especially when you need it the most and its really an emergancy, i would say its just desperate attempt with less than 50% chances, like most of the comments i would agree that the website is not available for service between 8.00 am and 8.45 am most of the time, so you will be lucky if there are tickets after that period, so i sincerely urge the authorities to look into this issue, becoz everyone needs to have a fair chance while booking for Takal and it should be First cum first serve basis.
All the complaints show there is something wrong with the ticketing system. My personal experience has been the same today. But the touts near New delhi station always have a way of confirming your waitlisted ticket. Even the reservation booking personal are fully involved.
Some of my recomendations
1. Revert back to old system of 5 days tatkal
2. Stiffer charges for cancelling any ticket
3.Gradual release of tatkal ticket over 5 days starting at 8am in the morning. Charges should increase marginally over the days.
4. There is a possibility of compromise of the cris system/ irctc by possible preference of particular ip address. full investigation required. site software to be optimised for true randomization of reservation request with built in constraints for computers with inordinately fast connections.
5. 24 hrs reservation in irctc be done
6.Overhaul of the irctc site to be done. Interface like that of cleartrip.com will be preferred.
I think this is a mafia that is operating with the nexus of Railway officials and Travel agents. website is superfast before 8:00, when tatkal quota is not open and immdiatley at the strike of 8:00 it is jammed. Internet speed should not be blamed as all other sites were opening fast.
I think this whole system of Tatkal is to promote selling tickets through agents only for rich and powerful people. Moreover there is no clarity on quota sytem and how waiting tickets are confirmed.
I hope someday our system becomes more transperent and is able to cater to needs of "AAM AADMI"
I have to travel on Jan 12, 2010. I booked my ticket in Tatkat Scheme on Jan 18, 2010 at 8:03 AM, but it is showing WL 65 and I surprised..what is the hell going on with RailWay department. My question is within 3 minutes, how is it possible all Tatkat quota tickets booked + WL 65.. It shows directly gimmick played by Railways and the Travel agents. Hope the railway authority should notice this... and take immediate action on this...
I have to travel on Jan 12, 2010. I booked my ticket in Tatkal Scheme on Jan 10, 2010 at 8:03 AM, but it is showing WL 65 and I surprised..what is the hell going on with RailWay department. My question is within 3 minutes, how is it possible all Tatkal quota tickets booked + WL 65.. It shows directly gimmick played by Railways and the Travel agents. Hope the railway authority should notice this... and take immediate action on this...
Every one is angry if we don't get the ticket.
Railway Server cant handle so much of rush at a same time ex 8 am, ,
tatkal ticket or season ticket get booked within 5 to 10 sec passing 8.
which is not possible for normal users, even online travel agent if they r lucky the get or else same WL.
but yes i have heard that Unauthorised Railway agent always you can find near ticket booking area they give you confirm ticket for additional charges of more than 300, that what i also do not understand, how they can do so i think this a very big racket because if a authorised agent(e ticket) cant get how a unauthorised agent is getting confirm ticket(i ticket), i think now that some new rules should come into effect, that they should show id and the same person should be on counter whose name is in ticket.
Do you know why cant Talkkal booking through www.irctc.co.in (online booking) is practically impossible to you, who are in behind that?
What happened when booking in railway reservation counter?
What happened when you tried in home?
Let’s say my opinion,
Both are online and it’s clear and transparent.
When you are booking in home, you may be some times using windows operating system or Linux not only that but the Graphics mode, in this mode of both os there are lot information to be send along with processing of each page, and also for showing the updated page there are lot of data to get into your ram i.e. along with flash, flash player, html page, and the security options of your browser etc…
And also the busy affect you at the time of 8-8.30 am
And you click every were when it became slow, that also make more busy to your computer
What happened in reservation center is they are not using graphics mode, they use dos mode which work very fast, and data is to be transferred are very less so they can do quickly.
Yes, Railways should have look into this matter (Tatkal Tickets)
i have booked a ticket 30 days before with 8Waiting list .
*They mentioned that _ that waiting list is a Pooled quota waiting list
*Till the end it didn't reduced the Waiting at the end it was stoped at waiting list 3
This is a open robbery that only tatkal tickets only getting births, ..even for waiting lists ..
Some body should have change this tatkal robbery ..
I hereby like to lodge a complaint in regard to the tatkal rail reservation booking through internet. Whenever the tatkal booking starts, the server is so down that one cannot book his ticket through internet.This is a regular feature and can be verified everyday. It seems that some brokers are involved in this act and they by some how slow down the server so that general people cannot log in.