In a major development, Indian Railways said on June 6 that it has increased the limit for booking tickets online through the IRCTC website and app.
The Ministry of Railways said on June 6: “To facilitate passengers, Indian Railways has decided to increase the maximum reservation limit of six tickets per month to 12 tickets per user ID which is not linked in Aadhaar and the maximum booking limit 12 tickets in one month to 24 tickets by a user ID which is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers of the ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar.
“At present, a maximum of six tickets per month can be booked online through the IRCTC website and app by a user ID that is not linked to Aadhaar and a maximum of 12 tickets per month can be booked online through the IRCTC website and app. by a user ID which is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers of the ticket to be booked is verifiable through Aadhaar,” the Ministry of Railways added.
To facilitate passengers, the ticket reservation limit has been increased to 24 tickets per month if a user ID is linked to Aadhaar and one of the passengers of the ticket to be reserved is verifiable via Aadhaar.https://t.co /SKHK9kGko9
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 6, 2022
Meanwhile, according to a request from RTI, Indian Railways has canceled nearly 9,000 rail services this year, with more than 1,900 cancellations due to coal shipment in the past three months.
According to the national carrier, 6,995 train services were canceled due to maintenance or construction work, and 1,934 train services were canceled due to the movement of coal from March to May. Due to a severe power deficit, Indian Railways have been forced to prioritize hauling coal rakes over passenger train services, according to authorities quoted in a PTI report.
Railways Min assures first high-speed train will run on time by 2026
Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday morning June 6 reviewed the country’s first high-speed train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. He further claimed that the first high-speed train will run on time by 2026.
Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw gave an update on the progress of the high speed train being built in Surat in Gujarat. He addressed the media and said, “We are accelerating the work of the bullet train. Railway officials are working on the goal of operating the first high-speed train between Surat and Bilimora in Gujarat. We are confident that the first high-speed train will start running on time.
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw further said, “The high-speed train will run from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Pillars are installed every 61 km. Civil servants work every 150 km. We strive to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of bringing new technologies to the nation. Its aspirations include the redevelopment of stations and new Vande Bharat trains.