IRCTC Aadhar Linking - Steps to Link Aadhaar Card with IRCTC

IRCTC Aadhar linking allows you to take advantage of several benefits provided by government initiatives and services. In addition, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) also offers multiple benefits to travellers who link their Aadhaar card to their IRCTC account.

Here enlisted are all the details about the Aadhar and IRCTC linking with the stepwise procedure.

Understanding IRCTC Link Aadhar

For frequent travellers in India, IRCTC Aadhar linking is a must. Users who link their Aadhaar numbers to IRCTC can book up to 12 tickets each month. However, users can only book six tickets per month if their Aadhaar is not linked to their IRCTC account.

Regular travellers need to link their Aadhaar card to their IRCTC account to book multiple e-tickets in a month. Let's look at how to connect Aadhaar to IRCTC.

How to Link Aadhaar Card with IRCTC Account?

Before booking an online ticket, passenger details must be added to the master list to authenticate the Aadhaar number of a passenger.

To add a passenger to the master list and verify it with Aadhaar, simply follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Access your IRCTC account by entering "user ID and password."

Step 2: Select "Master List" from the drop-down menu in the "My Profile" section.

Step 3: Fill in the blanks with your name, date of birth, gender, berth preference, meal preference, senior citizen concession, and so on.

Step 4: Now, pick "Aadhaar card" under ID Card Type and enter your Aadhaar number in the ID Card Number box.

Step 5: Finally, click the "Submit" button.

Step 6: The passenger's information will be uploaded to Master List. However, the status will reflect "Pending" verification. The status is "Verified" for Aadhaar-verified details.

Step 7: Click on the link provided above the list to verify the status of pending Aadhaar Verification.

Step 8: If Aadhaar verification is not completed, "Not verified" appears in the "Verification Status" column.

Step 9: For all "Not Verified" details, users can change their information and enter their Aadhaar number for verification before clicking "Update."

Requirements to Link Aadhaar with IRCTC

Certain details must be kept on hand for linking Aadhaar to IRCTC. One should also maintain the documents on hand so that you can double-check and confirm that you are presenting accurate information. Having the necessary information on hand expedites the verification and IRCTC Aadhaar link process.

The following are the critical documents/information that you should have on hand for IRCTC Aadhaar linking-

  • IRCTC account (with a user ID and password). 
  • Aadhaar card or number.
  • OTP will be sent to the Aadhaar-registered cellphone number.

How to Add a Passenger with Aadhaar?

Follow the steps outlined below to add a passenger with an Aadhaar number. 

Step 1: Go to the IRCTC's official e-ticketing website, www.irctc.co.in.

Step 2: Type in your "User ID" and "Password." 

Step 3: Hover over the "Profile Section" and select "Master List." 

Step 4: Enter the new passenger's Aadhaar number, gender, and date of birth as they appear on the Aadhaar Card. 

Step 5: Select "Submit" from the drop-down menu.

How to Block Tickets?

Users can book IRCTC tickets by selecting passenger information from Master List. It saves the user from entering passenger information every time he wants to book a ticket.

The following is how you can choose Aadhaar-certified passengers from the master list:

Step 1: Enter travel information and look for trains.

Step 2: Choose the class and click the Book Now button.

Step 3: Select "Select passenger from Master List" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4: Select the passengers whose information is already saved in Master List and click the "Select passengers" button.

Step 5: Your information will be directly uploaded to the booking window, and you may proceed with the payment option to book the ticket.

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