The new scheme of tatkal tickets is doing no help in reservation of tickets for common person like me. First the tickets are sold within minutes after opening of tatkal 5 days earlier. What is point in keeping the scheme for five days if the tickets are going to be sold in just few hours? I wanted to book the tickets for Jodhpur to Pune for 9th of jun. But as soon as its 8 o'clock, the irctc site shows service unavailable due to traffic on website I guess, and till the time I submit my data it was already WL-09.This is today’s incident. All this from 8:00 am to 8:05 am. Most of the tickets are booked by agents and common man is left with no tickets.
Secondly, the fair for the whole distance of the train becomes too much for those travelling only a part of the whole distance. This is unfair but even when we are ready to pay that we have no assurance of getting a ticket. This system is encouraging corruption and is becoming a pain for people like me.