IRCTC e-ticket booking: 7 steps Indian Railways is taking to prevent misuse of reservation system by touts


IRCTC e-ticket booking: 7 steps Indian Railways is taking to prevent misuse of reservation system by touts

IRCTC e-ticket booking Misusing of the ticket reservation system is a major issue faced by Indian Railways! When the demand for train tickets exceeds availability, especially during rush period like summer vacations, festivals, holidays, etc., instances of an attempt to misuse IRCTC’s next-generation e-ticketing reservation system come to notice.

However, in a bid to prevent such illegal activities by touts, several checks have been deployed by the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal stated that under Section 143 of the Railways Act, 1989, unauthorized business of procuring and supplying of train tickets is a punishable offence.  Read More

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