What Are the Latest Rules of IRCTC-Train Tickets Bookings w.e.f. 15th February 2016?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The ‘Indian Union Ministry of Railways’ has introduced the following ‘New Rules’ / Checks in IRCTC's Train Tickets’ / E-Tickets & I- Tickets- Bookings, w.e.f.15th February 2016, to prevent possible misuse in 'Online Train Tickets Bookings' using the  IRCTC website. :

1) An Individual User can book a maximum of 6 Tickets in a month using the IRCTC- Website, online.

According to the Indian Railways, 90 % of the Individual Users of IRCTC have been booking a maximum of 6 Tickets in a month and only 10 % of the Individual Users are booking more than 6 Tickets in a month.

2) Individuals are allowed to book only 2  tickets per user-ID in a day, from 8 am to 10 am.

3) Individuals are allowed to book  only 2 tickets per user-ID in a day, for ‘Tatkal Booking’, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

4) ‘Quick Book Option’ will be disabled from 08 am to 12 noon

5)  All types of ‘Train Ticketing Agents:

Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra/YTSK, Rail Travellers' Service Agents/RTSA, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation /IRCTC agents etc., have been debarred from booking tickets, during the first 30  minutes of opening of booking,  i.e. :
  • from 08 am to 08:30 am- for General Bookings and
  • from 10 am to 10:30 am  for ‘Tatkal Booking’ for AC Classes and 
  • from 11:00 am to 11:30 am for ‘Tatkal Booking’ for Non-AC classes,

6).Bookings will not be allowed through ‘e-wallet’ and ‘cash cards’ from 08 am to 12 noon.

7) Only one booking in one user login session will be allowed between 08  am and 12 noon, except for return/onward journey.



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