In a bid to facilitate online bookings for frequent travelers and to further push Aadhaar usage, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) offers the facility to book as many as 12 tickets in a month (extended from normal limit of 6 tickets), through its website and app, if you've duly linked your account with Aadhaar.
Here's how you can avail the facility.
Key things to know about the facility
To be able to book up to 12 tickets per month, users will have to verify their IRCTC account, through an OTP, that shall be sent to the user's Aadhaar-linked mobile number.
Additionally, at least one passenger on the ticket booked (beyond six tickets per month), must be Aadhaar-verified.
However, no Aadhaar verification is needed for booking up to 6 tickets/month, like earlier.
How to link Aadhaar with your IRCTC account
In order to link Aadhaar, log in to your IRCTC account. Under 'My Profile' menu, click on 'Aadhaar KYC' link.
Enter your Aadhaar number and click on 'Send OTP' button, to receive the OTP code on your Aadhaar-registered mobile number.
Enter OTP and click on 'Verify' button.
Finally, verify KYC details, and select 'Submit' button. Your account is now Aadhaar-linked.
Procedure to book up to 12 tickets/month
Booking up to 12 tickets in a month through IRCTC is a three-step process. Once you're done with your IRCTC account's Aadhaar authentication, you'll have to add passengers with their valid Aadhaar numbers, and select at least one Aadhaar-verified passenger while making your booking.