Booking train tickets? Keep these three important rules highlighted by IRCTC

IRCTC clarifies rumour on booking train tickets: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has highlighted three important rules regarding booking of train tickets.

The IRCTC highlighted the rules after several social media reports claimed that booking tickets for individuals with different surnames could lead to severe penalties including fines up to Rs 10,000 or imprisonment for up to 3 years. However, the IRCTC clarified such reports as baseless.

The IRCTC said that the news in circulation on social media about restrictions in booking of e-tickets due to different surnames is false and misleading. The concerned should be discouraged from spreading such false news. It is clarified that tickets from IRCTC site are being booked as per Railways Board Guidelines and required information is available on the public domain as under:

  • One can book tickets on personal User ID for friends, family and relatives.
  • Booking can be done for upto 12 tickets per month which in case of Aadhaar-authenticated users can go up to 24 tickets per month, if one of the passengers on a ticket is also aadhaar authenticated.
  • Tickets booked on personal User IDs are not meant for commercial sale and such an act is an offense under section 143 of Railways Act 1989.

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