Man books tickets worth Rs 4,200, pays Rs 11,900; IRCTC says bad luck, it’s premium tatkal

Source:  www.dnaindia.com

Imagine buying something for Rs5,000 and then being given a bill of Rs12,000, all because of a small asterisk which says ‘fares may increase at the time of booking’.

Thane resident Shyam Nair was subject to what he called a very cruel joke when he got a bill of Rs11,904 after he booked two premium tatkal tickets on the 16345 Kurla-Thiruvananthapuram Netravati Express on Friday morning. The ticket rate being flashed on the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website at the time of booking was Rs2,145.

Speaking to dna, Nair said, “Time is such an important factor when you are booking on the IRCTC website, even a second lost is a ticket lost. I started my booking session with the price of the ticket mentioned as Rs2,145. More info

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