Last month, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) implemented a new rule, that will allow only one ticket per user in one login session between 8am and 12pm. Now the agency has gone a step further and introduced a slew of new rules that could make booking inconvenient even for a regular user. Without further ado, here are the new rules: 1) Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per user-id in a day (for Advance Reservation Period booking) from 0800 to 1000 hours. 2) Individuals are allowed only 2 tickets per use-id in a day (for Tatkal booking) from 1000 to 1200 hours. 3) Individuals are allowed only 2 Tatkal tickets per IP Address from 0800 to 1200 hours. 4) Maximum number of tickets allowed to an individual is 10 per month. 5) Quick Book option is disabled from 0800 to 1200 hours. 6) Booking are not allowed through e-wallet and cash awards from 0800 to 1200 hours. 7) Agent booking is restricted from 0800 to 1200 hours except certain relaxations in the case of Rail Travellers Service Agents (RTSAs). 8) Provision of Captcha has been made in Registration, Login and Booking page to check fraudulent booking through automation software. 9) In order to prevent alterations in the contents of Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS), the necessary technical changes to disable modification of pre-issued tickets have been implemented. Will IRCTC eventually shut itself down to stop agents? Other than rule numbers 5, 7, 8 and 9, the…
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