Railway tatkal ticket booking timings

The railways has decided to open the tatkal bookings two hours late, at 10am instead of 8am, to benefit travellers booking their tickets, the officials said. "According to the notification issued by Ministry of Railways, the tatkal ticket bookings will begin from originating stations at 10am, one day prior to the date of the journey," the officials said, adding that this was aimed at ensuring that there was no rush for regular bookings and tatkal bookings in the morning.
The IRCTC is developing an e-ticket application to more than double the existing capacity to address online demand for tickets.
About 11.57 lakh berths and seats are booked a day, out of which tatkal accounts for 1.71 lakh seats and berths on 2677 trains. Tatkal booking yielded a revenue of Rs. 847 crore during 2011-12.
To prevent agents from cornering tickets, the IRCTC also proposes to capture their computers’ MAC ID, restrict booking per machine and link booking by individuals with UID and PAN