You can book e-tickets on IRCTC only 6 times a month from today

By PTI  www.hindustantimes.com

The e-ticket booking website irctc.co.in will now allow a maximum of six tickets to be booked every month instead of the cap of ten from Monday.

Under the previous system of online booking, one could book tickets on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website 10 times a month but from Monday, it will be reduced to six times, according to an official.

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 official added.

According to an analysis of usage of quota of booking 10 tickets in a month, it indicated that 90% of users were booking upto six tickets in a given month and only 10% were booking more than six, he said, adding that it is suspected that the 10% users might be involved in touting activities.

Therefore, to deter such touts and to facilitate genuine users, it has been decided that a maximum of six tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month, said the official.

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. More info

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