IRCTC sets limit on tickets you can book online per month

irctc online ticket bookingAn individual can book only a maximum of six railway tickets online per month, effective from February 15, the railways ministry said on Thursday.

�This will replace the existing system under which a maximum of 10 tickets can be booked online through IRCTC website in a month by an individual,� said a railways statement.

Indian Railways said it effected the latest move after thoroughly analysing railway ticket booking patterns over a period of time.

In the current quota of allowing booking a maximum of 10 tickets per month, up to 90 percent of users are booking only a maximum of six tickets while only 10 percent are booking more than six tickets.

�It is suspected that the 10 percent 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 6 tickets can be booked by an individual user in a month,� the statement added.

IRCTC last month announced it had partnered with Paytm to enable online payments for the food ordered through e-catering.

�We have roped in Paytm for providing maximum option to passengers for making online payments. Efforts are also underway to bring in some more reputed caterers in our e-catering portfolio,� said IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director AK Manocha.

Travelling passengers will have an array of choices for making payments for e-catering like pre-paid (online payment) or cash on delivery (CoD) as per their convenience.

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