Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), which manages the online rail ticketing for the Indian Railways, seems to have introduced a one-time registration process and made it mandatory for all users who intend to book train tickets through third party websites like Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip, Yatra and others, to have an IRCTC account before booking a train ticket online. This can be seen as a security measure by IRCTC in order to prevent fraudulent train bookings, after restricting web service agents like Itz Cash Card, Suvidhaa to book Tatkal tickets online last year and blocking 4.6 Lakh User IDs and 71, 484 e-mail IDs which were involved in illegal and unethical practices while making e-ticket bookings last year. It had also introduced a new online ticketing system in order to filter out agents and allow only individual users to book tickets. What Third Party…
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