Indian Railways has decided to reduce the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) under Tatkal
Scheme from five days to two days (excluding the date of journey) for journey commencing w.e.f
. 01.08.2009. This decision was announced by the Minister of Railways, Kumari Mamata Banerjee while presenting the Railway Budget 2009-10 in the Parliament earlier this month. The new decision will be implemented as per the following course of action:-
Reservation under Tatkal Scheme as per earlier ARP of five days shall continue till 26.7.2009.
For journey commencing w.e.f. 01.08.2009, the ARP shall be two days by reducing ARP gradually w.e.f . 27.7.2009.