New Delhi: A maximum of 6 tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month on IRCTC website. Indian Railways has now introduced new checks on booking of e-ticket/i-ticket through IRCTC website with a view to further prevent possible misuse.
The new provision will come into effect from 15th February, 2016. 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.
However, the existing condition will continue wherein these booking will be subject to a limit of booking 2 opening Tatkal tickets in 10:00- 12:00 hours period in a day and 2 opening Advance Reservation Period (ARP) tickets in 08:00-10:00 hours period in a day.
This has been done keeping in view the analysis of usage of quota of 10 tickets which indicated that 90 percent of users are booking up to 6 tickets in a given month and only 10 percent are making more than 6 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.
In order to facilitate genuine users and prevent touting activities, various checks have already been put in place for the booking of e-ticket/i-ticket on IRCTC website.