With a view to further improve the delivery of Tatkal tickets to passengers, the Ministry of Railways has decided that with effect from 10.07.2012 booking of Tatkal ticket will start at 1000 hours on the previous day of journey from train originating station instead of 0800 hours at present.
No authorised agents, including agents of IRCTC and RTSAs/RTAs will be allowed to book Tatkal tickets from 1000 hours to 1200 hours. The existing restriction of not allowing these agents booking of general tickets on the opening day from 0800 hours to 1000 hours will also continue.
there is a need to change the railway system in showing the tickets to the TTI. for an example suppose my parents had gone to visit Kumbh mela and now i want to book return ticket in tatkal for them from allahabad to jaipur at Jaipur railway station. if i got the simple ticket instead of e-ticket then how it would be possible for me to sent the ticket and the railway does not allow scan copy of this ticket.therefore, the scan, fax copy shall be permitted or there can be a facility by converting the same into e-ticket so that they can show the pnr or seat no. on their phone.
I am sorry to say that on last saturday I tried hard to book my online ticket as I opened the IRCTC website between 10-12 but finally failed to book my ticket till 12 pm.now tell you what happened,while i was about to book my ticket at last code was being searched for a long time but code has not appeared till my login time expired.
So I feel it could not help the public as thought it could be.