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New online IRCTC ticket booking rules announced; you must do it this way now

Online IRCTC ticket booking rules have been changed. Check out the details here. 

By: HIMANI JHA
| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:09 IST
Here is how to book train tickets online on IRCTC official website.
How to verify Mobile number and email id for e-ticket booking via IRCTC. (IRCTC)
Here is how to book train tickets online on IRCTC official website.
How to verify Mobile number and email id for e-ticket booking via IRCTC. (IRCTC)

If you prefer to travel on Indian Railways and book your travel tickets through the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), then this is important news for you. Online IRCTC ticket booking rules have been changed. IRCTC has introduced a new set of rules for online booking of train tickets. The corporation has made it mandatory to verify your mobile number and e-mail id prior to booking of your railway tickets. Without verification, online bookings of train tickets will not be possible for passengers.

The verification process is very easy and simple. You can do this from the comfort of your own home. You can do so through the online portal of IRCTC and create a login ID and password. You will be able to log in only after your mobile number and email ID are verified. Here's all you need to know about the new online IRCTC ticket booking rules.

What is the new rule of IRCTC online ticket booking rule?

According to the IRCTC, the new rule is applicable to the passengers who haven't booked tickets for a couple of years because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such passengers will now have to verify their mobile number and e-mail ID.

How to verify mobile number and email id for IRCTC online ticket booking?

1. Begin with logging in to your IRCTC portal or IRCTC mobile app

2. Go to the verification window and enter your already registered mobile number and email ID.

3. You will see a verification option on the right and an editing option on the left. If you want to change the registered number and email ID, tap on the editing option, or else, simply tap on the verification tab.

4. You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter that to complete the verification.

5. The process is similar for the email ID verification. Once you're done with the verification, proceed to book an online train ticket.

How to book online tickets on IRCTC?

Time
Tools
Supplies
30 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Once the verification is done, create a User ID and password on the IRCTC portal and tap on the book tickets tab from the dashboard. 

Step 2:

Choose the origin station, destination station, date of journey, and the class of train.

Step 3:

Next, find a train and check its availability and the ticket fare. Click on ‘Book Now’ and you will be redirected to the passenger reservation page. 

Step 4:

Fill in passengers’ details such as age, gender, berth preference, and food preference.

Step 5:

Now proceed with the ‘Make Payment’ option and pay the fare. 

Step 6:

Once done, you will receive the Virtual reservation message on your registered mobile number and the booking confirmation mail on your registered email ID.

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First Published Date: 09 May, 14:15 IST
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