Rail reservation: Booking train ticket? Know these 8 points of IRCTC
IRCTC has been guiding citizens in regards to their reserved train ticket booking right from how much tickets can be booked to payment methods and also documents required during booking.
The Indian Railways has been introducing various measures for making train ticket booking for passengers easier than ever. One of the most highlighted measures was revamping of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website, where one can book tickets in just a few minutes eliminating the need to stand at the booking windows in railway stations. IRCTC via their twitter account on Wednesday said, “To make passengers experience streamlined train ticket booking, IRCTC Website remains open for a specific period of time during which tickets can be booked.” Not only that, IRCTC have been guiding citizens in regards to their reserved train ticket booking right from how much tickets can be booked to payment methods and also documents required during booking. Hence, if you are planning to book your train ticket in advance you must know these norms.
1.How many tickets you can book?
In a notification earlier, IRCTC said that now users are allowed to book up to 12 tickets in a month, if users get themselves verified through their Aadhaar number along with at least one passenger also being verified through Aadhaar.
At the same time, no Aadhaar identification will be needed for booking up to six tickets in a month - it will continue to remain same.
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The IRCTC allows passengers to book their train ticket in advance between 12.20 am to 11.45 pm every day.
3. Changes in tickets:
Facility to change passengers name is not available on IRCTC website. However, Name can be changed at Railway counters as per extant Railway rules. However, one can change boarding point on IRCTC website.
4. Payment method:
All payment options viz. Credit cards, Debit cards, Net banking, Wallets and Multiple payment service etc. are available on Make Payment Page at IRCTC.
Senior Citizen Concession, Divyaang Concession and Journalist Concessions are allowed on booking tickets on IRCTC as per extant Railway rules.
6. How many quotas are there?
At Indian Railways there are six quotas such as General, Ladies, Senior Citizen, Divyaang, Tatkal and Premium Tatkal Quota. However, tatkal quota is given after when every other reserved tickets are booked. There is a specific timing for booking tatkal tickets.
7. How to locate your tickets?
On IRCTC website, you can visit MY ACCOUNT > My Transactions > Booked Ticket History.
8. Verification of the ticket:
A passenger will receive an Electronic Reservation Slip - printed in standard stationery/VRM/SMS sent by IRCTC along with the original ID of one of the passenger traveling on a PNR. By presenting the PNR number a passenger can check the verification, status and timing of the train.