You can definitely book train tickets for your friends and relatives… IRCTC just said to keep these 3 things in mind

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
4 Min Read

We all know that many types of rumors keep flying on social media, sometimes fake news comes about a place, sometimes something wrong is heard about a train. One such rumor is being heard on the internet, it is being said that a person cannot book a ticket for his friend or relative with his ID. And if their surname is different from yours then you can also go to jail or have to pay a fine of 10 thousand rupees. Let us tell you in this article what IRCTC replied to the people.

what is the rumour spreading

A rumour is spreading rapidly on social media that IRCTC will now book tickets only for blood relatives or people with the same surname. It is also being said that those who break this rule can also be fined – not one or two but 10,000 rupees. Not only this, there can be a jail term of up to 3 years or both. Oh God, no one would have thought of all this to book a ticket. Let me tell you, this news is completely false.

IRCTC gave this answer

According to IRCTC, this news is completely false and is misleading people. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) itself has rejected it. IRCTC has clearly stated in its social media post that, “The news going on social media regarding e-ticket booking is false and misleading.” If you are also aware of some similar information, then let us tell you what all this is.

Keep these three things of IRCTC in mind

Keep these three things of IRCTC in mind

After hearing all this, you must have felt a little relieved. If you are booking a train ticket for someone, then it is very important to keep some things in mind-

  • You can book tickets for any of your friends or relatives with the help of your user ID.
  • You can book a maximum of 12 tickets in a month. If your Aadhaar card is linked with a single passenger, you can book a maximum of 24 tickets.
  • But yes, remember, these tickets are not for selling to anyone. Doing so is considered an offence under Section 143 of the Railway Act 1989.

How to book IRCTC train tickets?

How to book IRCTC train tickets?
  • First of all go to the official website of IRCTC.
  • Login to the website by entering IRCTC ID and password there. If you have not created an account, first create an account by clicking on Create New ID
  • Then search by entering the name of the nearest railway station, name of the destination station, date of travel etc.
  • Select the train as per your convenience and click on Book Now.
  • Then enter name, age, gender and click on continue booking.
  • After this pay for the ticket through cards like debit card, credit card.After this you will receive a message regarding the booking.

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