IRCTC, benefits of linking your Aadhaar numbers.

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Touring Corporation limited ) has now introduced the new feature by which the customers are getting relief. Read below:

IRCTC Now Lets Aadhaar-Verified Users to Book up to 12 Railway Tickets in a Month:              

Indian Railways has removed the monthly restrictions on tickets booked on the IRCTC portal from six to 12 for Aadhaar-verified passengers. This move came into effect on October 26 and is believed to be an innovative way. It might encourage passengers to link their Aadhaar numbers to their online booking accounts on IRCTC.

IRCTC officials said passengers can continue to book up to six tickets a month without validating their Aadhar cards. If the number goes beyond six, the Aadhar number of the user and one of the passengers should be updated in the IRCTC portal.

As the process to increase your number of booking tickets from six to 12 you have to follow some steps :

Users have to log in their with their Id and Password IRCTC portal. After that, they have to click on Aadhar KYC under the ‘my profile’ category and update their Aadhaar number. A one-time password (OTP) will be sent to the mobile number linked to Aadhaar and should be entered for verification.

The Aadhar number of any one of the accompanying passengers should also be updated under the ‘master list’. This will be validated through an OTP. Users can store the names of verified passengers accompanying them on the ‘master list’.

This move is expected to eliminate malpractices in ticket bookings as tours and travel agents cannot create fake user IDs anymore. In the IRCTC portal, six passengers can be reserved on a single ticket under general quota while Tatkal bookings allow four passengers per ticket.

The railways had announced in December last year about the registration of Aadhar with IRCTC was mandatory. To avail concessions from April 1, 2017, but dropped the idea after opposition from various forums. So now it again came with the new rules for helping the users.

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