Indian Railways Increase Ticket Booking Limit By 100%: Book 24 Tickets/Month If Aadhar Is Linked With IRCTC
From now on, railway passengers will be able to book more tickets in a month! In an attempt to facilitate passengers, Indian Railways has decided to increase the limit of ticket bookings. As per a statement given by the Ministry of Railways, the national transporter has increased the limit of ticket booking of maximum six tickets in a month to 12 tickets by a user ID which is not linked with Aadhaar and has also increased the limit of ticket booking of maximum 12 tickets in a month to 24 tickets by a user ID which is linked to Aadhaar and that one of the rail passengers in the ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar.
The amount of tickets that can be booked in a month has been increased
According to the Railway Ministry, at present, a passenger can book a maximum of six tickets in a month online via the official IRCTC website or app by utilizing the user ID which is not linked with an Aadhaar and a maximum of 12 tickets in a month online on IRCTC website or mobile app by a user ID which is linked with an Aadhaar and that one of the commuters in the railway ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar.
Meanwhile, an RTI query has found that almost 9,000 train services were cancelled by Indian Railways this year, out of which more than 1,900 were cancelled due to coal movement in the last three months. As per the national transporter, 6,995 train services were cancelled for maintenance work or for construction purposes, while 1,934 train services were cancelled from the months of March to May due to coal movement. According to officials quoted in a report, Indian Railways has been forced to prioritise the movement of coal rakes over passenger train services due to a severe shortage of power.
Indian Railways, according to them, is on its way to delivering 58 super critical as well as 68 critical projects worth over Rs 1,15,000 crore in the upcoming years. Therefore, maintenance and construction works are being carried out on priority basis all along the railway network. But, this has impacted passenger movement across the country critically, especially during the peak summer months.