From February 15, you can book e-tickets on IRCTC only 6 times a month 

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:January 29, 2016 10:31 am

Come February 15, passengers can book train tickets online only six times a month instead of existing 10 on Indian Railways’ e-ticketing website.

Under the existing system of online booking, one can book tickets on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website 10 times a month but from February 15, it will be reduced to six times, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

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, he said.

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According to an analysis of usage of quota of booking 10 tickets in a month, it indicated that 90 per cent of users were booking upto six tickets in a given month and only 10 per cent were booking more than six, he said, adding that it is suspected that the 10 per cent 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.
Individuals are allowed to book only two tickets per user-id in a day for Tatkal booking from 10 AM to 12 noon.

Quick Book option also remains disabled from 8 AM to 12 noon.

All ticketing agents have been barred from booking tickets from 8 AM to 8.30 AM for general bookings, from 10 AM to 10.30 AM and 11 AM to 11.30 AM for Tatkal booking in AC and non-AC classes respectively.

Booking is not allowed through e-wallet and cash cards from 8 AM to 12 noon.

There is only one booking in one user login session except for return/onward journey between 8 AM to 12 noon.

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  1. R
    Mar 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    Brainless people with brainless ideas. Railway management does not have any brainy people. Seems the recruit more SCST/backward people. In vacation, people travel more than 6 times. How can we book in that situation. We are paying and we need services. waste and useless decisions.
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    Amit dewani
    Jan 29, 2016 at 6:46 am
    It should be feb 16
  3. A
    Sep 29, 2016 at 6:58 am
    I think user should be able to book ticket for himself n number of times and IRCTC can validate it with the help of PAN/ADHAAR/VOTING CARD/DRIVING;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This will solve problem of many user and also there should be facility to add family member.
  4. U
    Aug 28, 2016 at 6:03 pm
    what about a person travelling to and fro from city like Mysore and Bangalore day in and day out , cant i reserve my ticket more than 6 times
  5. M
    Jan 29, 2016 at 6:21 am
    Yes the agents make some quick bucks but it is nothing compared to the corruption indulged in by the various cartelsandcontractors and their protectors.can the Railways deliver where it really matters? Also they should bring in more automationandprune the no. of employees.This will be stoutly opposed by the various unions But the Railways should take the bull by its horns in national interest.
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    Madhav Kusekar
    Aug 20, 2016 at 10:33 pm
    This is nonsense! If you want to travel every week to and fro you are not allowed. You can book only 6 times a month. Who s are running this website and dept I don't know. No one is booking without paying then why such inconvenience? One should promote user friendly services so that business increases but this nonsense dept is doing exactly opposite.
  7. M
    Oct 14, 2016 at 6:58 pm
    I travel 10 to 12 times in a month as my office is nearly 200 kms away from my home. There are times when I cancel my ticket to change Train, cl or date. Restricted to book e tickets only 6 times in a month is a BAD news for genuine pengers like me.
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    Minhaz husain
    Sep 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm
    It is not good for us lt;br/gt;I went to delhi from allahabad lt;br/gt;I lost my 6 transection in two traveling .lt;br/gt;I reserved then cancel and then reserved for next date.
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