Rail passengers note: IRCTC users will not be able to book Rail Ticket, if not done these 2 things

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has recently updated its online ticketing process. From now on, users will have to verify their phone number and email ID before booking train tickets as a mandatory step. As per the new guidelines issued by IRCTC, the rules are applicable to those who have not booked their tickets online since the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRCTC Mobile Number Verification: How to Verify Mobile-Email ID

  • Go to IRCTC website / app, if you keep booking regular tickets and your email id and mobile number are registered then you will not have any problem but if both the things are not verified in your account then you will have to log-in as soon as you log-in. The verification window will open in front.
  • Enter your mobile number and email id.
  • After this you will see the option of verification on the right side. If you want to change either of the two, you will find an ‘Edit’ option on the left. If not then you can continue with the verification.
  • You will soon receive a One-Time-Password (OTP) for verification, enter the OTP to complete the registration.
  • You can follow the steps to register your email id.


How to Book Rail Ticket Online

  • Visit the official website of IRCTC and log in with your credentials.
  • Enter source station, destination, date of travel and preferred coach.
  • Select the train best suited for your journey and click on ‘Book Now’.
  • Enter the required details: name of the passenger, age, gender, food preference etc.
  • Click on ‘Make Payment’, select the transaction method and complete the processor.
  • You will get the confirmation from IRCTC on your registered mobile number and email id.