Indian Railways is increasing the limit for booking tickets online through IRCTC, here’s how to create an account and book train tickets online
The ease of booking tickets online is like a boon for traveling by train. Features like ticket reservation, ticket cancellation, refund, etc. are now available in one click. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a government corporation providing facilities such as ticketing, catering and travel for Indian Railways, also offers various facilities to passengers through its mobile app and web portal. One of these facilities is the reservation of train tickets.
IRCTC handles intercity and interstate travel bookings across India. The IRCTC app is available on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store. Indian users can also book train tickets through aggregators like Paytm, MakeMyTrip, RailYatri, Confirmtkt and many more apart from IRCTC website and app,
Currently, a maximum of 6 tickets per month can be booked online on the IRCTC website/app by a user ID which is not linked to Aadhaar and a maximum of 12 tickets per month can be booked online on the IRCTC website/app by a user ID which is Aadhaar linked and one of the passengers of the ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar. IRCTC Baggage Rules: Indian Railways will now fine passengers for carrying extra baggage; Check details here
To ease the hassle for passengers maintaining the Indian Railways has decided to increase the maximum booking limit from 6 tickets per month to 12 tickets by a user ID which is not linked to Aadhaar and the maximum booking limit of 12 tickets per month to 24 tickets by a user ID which is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers of the ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar . IRCTC share price reservoir; Twitterati have the best funny reactions and jokes
The IRCTC has made it mandatory for users to have their phone numbers and email ids verified before booking tickets online on its app or website. Here’s how to check:
Step 1: Go to the IRCTC website or app
Step 2: Access the verification window
Step 3: Enter registered mobile number and email id
Step 4: You will see a verify option on the right and an edit button on the left.
Step 5: After adding the details, you will receive a one-time password (OTP) on your phone number or email id for verification.
Enter this information and you can verify your mobile number and address on IRCTC, then quickly book train tickets.
How to book train tickets through IRCTC after verification
Step 1: Access the IRCTC portal or app
Step 2: Log in using your credentials, username and password
Step 3: Enter source station, destination, travel date and other details
Step 4: Select the train and click “Book Now”
Step 5: Enter details – passenger name, age, gender, berth preference, etc.
Step 6: Click on Make Payment option, choose payment method and complete the transaction
Once the process is complete, IRCTC will share the booking confirmation and trip details to the registered mobile number and email address.
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