Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: From today, rail passengers can book train tickets online only six times a month instead of existing 10 on Indian Railways’ e-ticketing website IRCTC.
This has been done to prevent any possible misuse of online booking facility as it has been felt that a genuine passenger does not require to book tickets online for more than six times in a month.
The IRCTC has already put in place various checks for the online booking on its website like only two tickets can be booked by an individual using his or her user-id in a day for advance reservation booking from 8 AM to 10 AM.
Individuals are allowed to book only two tickets per user-id in a day for Tatkal booking from 10 AM to 12 noon.
Quick Book option also remains disabled from 8 AM to 12 noon.
All ticketing agents have been barred from booking tickets from 8 AM to 8.30 AM for general bookings, from 10 AM to 10.30 AM and 11 AM to 11.30 AM for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.
Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 8 AM to 12 noon.
There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 8 AM to 12 noon.
With Agency Inputs