Aadhaar card is one of the most important documents for you to avail various benefits offered by the Government. An Aadhaar card is a 12 digit unique identification number issued to citizens of India that carries each and every detail of the individual including biometric details and personal details. Once you enrol yourself for aadhaar and receive the aadhaar number, your details are stored in the government database. Linking to aadhaar card to various services help in availing various additional benefits offered by the government schemes and services. IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) also offers additional benefits for passengers who have linked their aadhaar card with their IRCTC account.
Aadhaar linking to IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is an important requirement for frequent travellers in India. Users who link aadhaar with IRCTC can book up to 12 tickets a month. If the aadhaar is not linked to the IRCTC account, users can only book 6 tickets in a month. For frequent travellers to book more e-tickets in a month through IRCTC account, it is important to get the aadhaar linked to the account. Let’s check out how to link aadhaar with IRCTC.
The process to link aadhaar to IRCTC account online
Linking of aadhaar card to IRCTC account is an easy and simple online process. The process of linking aadhaar to IRCTC accounts can be completed online within a few minutes. Following is the step-by-step process to link aadhaar to IRCTC account –
You can check the status of aadhaar verification or IRCTC aadhaar link by clicking on ‘add/modify master list’ option under ‘my profile’ tab of ‘my account’. ‘Verification status’ for passengers under the passenger list will be displayed as ‘verified’ for the passenger whose aadhaar verification is already done. Also, the message saying ‘’IRCTC user ID has been verified with aadhaar for the particular passenger and the user can book up to 12 tickets in a month’’ will be displayed below the passenger list.
If the aadhaar is not verified for other passengers in the list, verification can be done through ‘edit’ option.
Prerequisites for linking aadhaar with IRCTC
In order to link aadhaar to IRCTC, you need to keep certain information handy. You can also keep the documents handy so that you can verify and ensure you are providing accurate information. Keeping the right information handy makes the process of verification and IRCTC aadhaar link quick and easy. Following are the important documents/information that you should keep handy to successfully link aadhaar to IRCTC –
How to add a passenger with aadhaar number
IRCTC digital platform has made everything easy. A new passenger with aadhaar card can be added into existing IRCTC account anytime online. The online process of adding new passengers with aadhaar card into existing IRCTC account is simple. The process does not even require OTP (one-time-password) verification. Following is the step-by-step process for adding new passengers with aadhaar card into existing IRCTC account –
How to book e-tickets using aadhaar verified master list
Booking e-tickets using aadhaar verified master list is an easy, quick and simple process. Once the new passengers are added and the aadhaar details for the passengers are verified, the names of all the passengers added will reflect in the ‘passenger list’ under ‘master list’ along with all the details of passengers. An Aadhaar verified passenger can book an e-ticket of up to 12 in a month through IRCTC account online. The process of booking e-tickets for aadhaar verified passengers is a time-saving process. Following are the step-by-step process for booking e-tickets using aadhaar verified master list –
Benefits on linking aadhaar with IRCTC
Linking the aadhaar with your IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) account allows you to avail many benefits. Following are the benefits of linking aadhaar with IRCTC account –
Linking aadhaar to IRCTC account is not a mandatory process. However, if you link it you will be able to enjoy the additional benefits of booking more tickets and make your trip booking experience hassle-free. Booking your train tickets becomes easy which can be done in one go as all the details are already verified. With the process being very simple, passengers with aadhaar card can be added anytime within a few seconds and get the details verified. And the passengers whose details are updated and verified in the master list can also book e-tickets anytime online.