Maximum number of transactions with IRCTC

#1 Feb 18th, 2008, 21:18
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I've just discovered that the maximum number of 10 transaction per month allowed by IRCTC website (i.e., the maximum number of tickets which can be purchased online in one month) is related to the number of tickets still valid at the moment of the booking.

This means that if a user has already purchased 10 tickets, but has cancelled two of them, can still buy other two tickets online; som it is not actually the number of transaction allowed, but the number of confirmed tickets which has the restriction of 10 per month.

Be careful only that the "cancelled" tickets must already appear with the status "canc/modified" in the list of booked ticket, and this usually happen a couple of days after that a ticket is cancelled online. Otherwise, if you have purchased 10 tickets, cancelled two but you cannot yet see them listed as "canc./modified", you cannot book other tickets until the "booked ticket" list will be updated.

This is my direct experience (with some experiment also). Of course, I could be wrong, so I ask a confirmation to someone more expert than me. If I'm wrong, please feel free to kill me...
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I can confirm it: today the last cancellations that I made are listed in the "booked ticket" section of IRCTC, and I have purchased another ticket, which I couldn't do yesterday.

So, a user can make also more than 10 transactions per months, what's important is that the number of tickets currently confirmed is maximum 10.

By the way: I find the online cancellation procedure very easy to use and straightforward, I got the refund on my credit card in a couple of days.
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Thanks for the info gianni, very useful to know.
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What if someone creates (one more) new account on IRCTC & purchases more tickets ?
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Originally Posted by Swapnil View Post What if someone creates (one more) new account on IRCTC & purchases more tickets ?
You can create a new account for each person traveling, but the primary user (the account holder) has to have his/her name on the 'ticket' (the name isn't actually on the ticket, but the ticket man on the train will have the persons name.

Your account can then purchase 10 tickets, and your partner's account can purchase another 10. (I've never tried this, but I'm sure it would work)
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Ticket booking

Hello, I am just writing this to share my experience on ticket booking at IRCTC site. I had to go to a few places last month so while booking I reached a maximum of 10 and I still had to book two more tickets. As these two were really really important I decided to cancel two tickets and book them. However after cancelling I waited till it showed in the can/modified list but I was still not able to book any more tickets. I even waited till the money was refunded to my account but I was still not able to book. So I ended up going to the nearest IRCTC ticket counter and booking them.

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Originally Posted by gianni66 View Post I've just discovered that the maximum number of 10 transaction per month allowed by IRCTC website (i.e., the maximum number of tickets which can be purchased online in one month) is related to the number of tickets still valid at the moment of the booking.

This means that if a user has already purchased 10 tickets, but has cancelled two of them, can still buy other two tickets online; som it is not actually the number of transaction allowed, but the number of confirmed tickets which has the restriction of 10 per month.

Be careful only that the "cancelled" tickets must already appear with the status "canc/modified" in the list of booked ticket, and this usually happen a couple of days after that a ticket is cancelled online. Otherwise, if you have purchased 10 tickets, cancelled two but you cannot yet see them listed as "canc./modified", you cannot book other tickets until the "booked ticket" list will be updated.

This is my direct experience (with some experiment also). Of course, I could be wrong, so I ask a confirmation to someone more expert than me. If I'm wrong, please feel free to kill me...
#7 Jan 18th, 2014, 13:29
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Could not understand

Hi Everyone,

I could not understand the basic reason for limiting a user to buy only 10 tickets online using IRCTC per calendar month. What if I am a frequent traveller or book tickets for other family members? If anybody knows the convincing answer please share it.

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#8 Jan 18th, 2014, 14:13
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Welcome to IndiaMike, Kannan!

The rule has been made to block the access of agents who can/may book tickets for others!

You should ask your family members to be member and book their tickets for themselves.
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To prevent agents from making a business out of using a facility that is essentially for normal people. A limit of 10 is a reasonable number. One can book tickets for family, but can not do so for a monetary consideration or for strangers.
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Limitations of IRCTC

Hi,

Its really not convincing. What is the problem in opening the booking to everyone? Is it not possible for an agent now to book using this limitation? How many no of users can they prevent from creating new user accounts everyday? Is there not agents available now with IRCTC?

Word of Caution for those who wishes to add money to E wallet. It is not available during peak hours. Kindly note that the amount which is deposited in E wallet is non refundable and you can only book your ticket through the same amount. An initial non refundable amount of Rs. 250 + Tax is collected. And for each transaction there are charges collected for maintenance !

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It may be unconvincing, but it is what we are aware of. Only someone from Indian railways can give true reasons. there are many ways for IR to figure out users/agents.
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It's a good campaign, Kannan, you have started but the users seem to be happy with the present system.

There are very few passengers who require more than 10 transactions per month. One can visit Reservation counters anytime for more. There is no limit there.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post there are many ways for IR to figure out users/agents.
I have seen it mentioned on the forum that IRCTC monitor activity here so they can spot likely touts.
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<<I've just discovered that the maximum number of 10 transaction per month allowed by IRCTC website (i.e., the maximum number of tickets which can be purchased online in one month) is related to the number of tickets still valid at the moment of the booking.

This means that if a user has already purchased 10 tickets, but has cancelled two of them, can still buy other two tickets online; som it is not actually the number of transaction allowed, but the number of confirmed tickets which has the restriction of 10 per month>>

This doesn't seem to be the case. I keep changing my travel plans, so I currently have six tickets that I'm actually planning to use (although I want to rebook three of them), one that is "cancelled" and three that have been refunded. I just tried buying new tickets (because I made some errors) and got a message from Cleartrip stating that I had exceeded the bookable ticket number for the month (I can't get the exact wording because IRCTC service is currently not available). I'm afraid to cancel anything in the hopes of rebooking; I guess I'll just hope that tickets are still available on 1 June?

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