Now it is not compulsory to book your railways ticket from IRCTC, there are many other websites through which you can book your railway ticket. But to avoid any fraudulent booking, IRCTC has mandated a one registration process for all passengers who wish to book their train tickets through other third-party websites. For example, if you want to book your railway ticket from makemytrip.com that they will ask you to first register in IRCTC website and if you are already registered then ask you to connect your IRCTC account with the account of makemytrip.com.
With this collaboration, IRCTC oversees the activities of ticket booking through 3rd party websites.
IRCTC is launched many new features to make online ticket booking much easier but at the same time they are very strict about their rules and regulations and designed quick actions if they found anyone breaking these rules.
Recently IRCTC has announced that, if an individual is booking their railways ticket through third party websites then we first they have to register in IRCTC after that the can book their tickets through other websites.
Millions of people are booking train tickets from other online portals for a better experience and to avoid failed transactions. IRCTC website is very slow as well as very complex and in a festival, season site gets down because of server overloaded. On the other hand, third party sites are very fast and have their smooth payment gateways. But they charged some extra money to book train tickets. But because of mandate that coming from IRCTC, the chanced of failed transaction has increased even on third party sites. Now, these sites have to link their database with IRCTC database and it takes extra time while booking train tickets. If due to some reason, IRCTC site gets choked then a user will not be able to book tickets. IRCTC took this step because now IRCTC SMS of ticket booking is considered as a virtual ticket to travel. This linkage will allow IRCTC to obtain full details information of passengers by allowing them to send out booking SMS.
Following are name of websites through which you can book your train ticket than IRCTC
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Here we mentioned step by step procedure to book train ticket through third party websites
1. Register in third party website and if you are already registered then login by entering username and password.
2 Enter the destination city and origin city
3 Select the class of your ticket
4 Then enter your travel journey in a given format
5 Then click on search train
6 After clicking of search train, a list of trains will appear on your screen.
5 Select the train and check the availability
6 Then enter one-time confirmation password that you received in your IRCTC account
7 Click on payment mode
8 Enter the amount and select your bank
9 click on make payment
10 After payment, you will receive a ticket confirmation message on your registered mobile number.
The procedure of ticket booking in IRCTC website or in third party website is quite same. If you still don’t under the procedure of booking train through third party website then visit the official portal of IRCTC.
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