Indian Railways policy for booking tickets throughhave changed. Know IRCTC rules for train ticket
Planning a vacation this summer? If you’re excited about taking a train journey, you must know the new rules Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced for booking railways tickets on its online portal. But, before that – link Aadhaar number with your IRCTC account. When IRCTC was launched in 2002, only 29 online tickets were booked on the first day. Today, more than 1.3 million online tickets are booked through IRCTC portal –– the e-ticketing outlet of the national carrier. About 20 million people travel by Indian Railways every day.
Here are some exciting changes Indian Railways has introduced for rail passengers who link their IRCTC account with Aadhaar:
Now users are allowed to book up to 12 tickets in a month if users get themselves verified through their Aadhaar number along with at least one passenger also being verified through Aadhaar.
No Aadhaar Verification required for booking up to 6 tickets in a month, as earlier.
Steps to avail the facility of booking more than 6 tickets and up to 12 tickets in a month on IRCTC:
An IRCTC registered user is required to get himself Aadhaar verified using Aadhaar KYC option in My Profile.
- User’s Aadhaar will be verified by sending an OTP on his mobile number linked with his Aadhaar number. On successful submission of OTP, the user will become Aadhaar verified.
- At least One (1) passenger on the ticket being booked, beyond 6 tickets in a month, should also be Aadhaar verified.
- Users are required to verify the probable passengers through their respective Aadhaar number and store the verified passengers in passenger master list. This should be done before starting the ticket booking process, beyond 6 tickets in a month.
- User can add Aadhaar verified passenger from master list at the time of booking to book additional tickets up to 12 tickets in a month.