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Will I be jailed if I book someone else’s ticket from my IRCTC account? IRCTC told the truth

Sagar Patel

By Sagar Patel

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What will be the jail if you book someone else’s ticket with your user ID? IRCTC said

Thousands of people travel on Indian railways every day. Out of which, most people prefer to book train tickets online from IRCTC website, mobile app or third-party site instead of from the station. People also book tickets for their friends and family using their own IRCTC ID. But can you go to jail if you book someone else’s fine from your account? If you too have the same question in your mind, let us know what IRCTC has to say about it…

What is the problem?

Recently there was a rumor that if you book tickets for other people from your IRCTC account, you may be sentenced to jail. Now IRCTC, the online train ticket booking platform, has termed as baseless and misleading the news that has gone viral on social media, in which it is said that restrictions have been imposed on e-ticket booking due to different surnames. The IRCTC has advised to avoid the spread of this type of fake news. In its clarification, IRCTC said that ticket booking on its site is done as per Railway Board guidelines.

IRCTC gave a clarification

In fact, such posts were going viral on social media platforms stating that if someone’s surname is different, then you will not be able to book tickets from your ticket booking account for a person with a different surname. on the IRCTC website or app. And booking tickets with other surnames can also lead to penalties. After this news went viral, IRCTC posted on the social media platform.

Can I reserve tickets for other people?

IRCTC said in its post that anyone can book tickets for their friends, family and relatives with their user ID. Each month a user can reserve 12 tickets. If the user proves that her identity is verified through Aadhaar, she will be able to book 24 tickets every month. Not just IRCTC, Indian Railways spokesperson also termed this news as misleading in his Twitter post.

Action will be taken on this work.

IRCTC said tickets booked through personal user ID cannot be sold commercially and doing so is a crime. If he is found to be doing so, there is a provision to take strict action under section 143 of the Railways Act, 1989.

Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

I am Sagar Patel, specializing in business news reporting. With a keen focus on economic trends, market analysis, and corporate developments,

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