Railways waited for Parliament session to end to announce up to a 33 per-cent increase in its Tatkal charges Wednesday. The changes will take effect from Friday.
The minimum Tatkal charges for AC-III tier has been increased from Rs 250 to 300 while the maximum has been hiked from Rs 350 to 400.
For AC-II tier, the hike is from Rs 300 to 400 as minimum charges, and from Rs 400 to Rs 500 as maximum charge.
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Similarly, increase in the sleeper class Tatkal charges is from Rs 90 to 100 as minimum and from Rs 175 to 200. The second-class (general) charges have been left untouched. Tatkal charges are the premium a user pays above the fare.