Soon, Aadhar Card will be must for booking the train tickets online.

The railways will soon move towards, linked-up Aadhar-based online ticket booking  system to prevent touts from blocking a large of tickets, end fraudulent bookings and curb cases of impersonations. Aadhar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail/profits concessions in train tickets from April 1st-2017. A three-month trial run for this is going on.

As per the new business plan 2017-18, unveiled by railway minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu on Thursday, besides the Adhara-based ticketing/booking system, the railways will move towards the  cashless ticketing system by installing 6,000 point-of-sale machines and 1,000 automatic ticket vending machines across the country.An integrated ticketing app will also be launched, It may be to promote cashless transaction.

“Aadhaar number will be required for one-time registration at the IRCTC  ticketing site. This step is taken for aimed at eliminating touts from registering with “fake identities,” a senior railway ministry official said, adding the railways is preparing a software for these purpose.

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This Despite taking various steps , touts corner a bulk/large of tickets and sell out those too much higher prices  from public and this is generating/becoming a serious problem for the railways.The new business plan also envisages launching of new tourist trains connecting hill stations and enhancing passenger comfort and providing pleasurable & great moments  journey experience through improving amenities and catering service.

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3 thoughts on “Soon, Aadhar Card will be must for booking the train tickets online.

  1. Gopal Baliga

    Government and the Court say that Aadhar will not be insisted. for benefits, and same will not be denied to people in case there is no aadhar. .Then why this rule by Railways ? Why cant Railways continue with other ID Proof such as PAN Card, Voter ID etc

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  2. Gopal Baliga

    IRCTC should then do away with the present limit of six tickets per month for online booking if people book with aadhar ID. It makes no sense to have such limit.

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  3. Gopal Baliga

    IRCTC online booking website could have been made a little more user friendly for smooth completion of transaction .There are multiple authentication steps now with illegible letters difficult to read . Also the present E- ticket format does not contain vital information of departure time and arrival time .Also sms should be sent with Platform detail at least an hour prior to departure.

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