What is IRCTC Master Passenger List? How to link IRCTC account to Aadhaar?

What is IRCTC Master Passenger List? How to link IRCTC account to Aadhaar? Now, book up to 12 train tickets with just 1 IRCTC ID when linked to Aadhaar!

As of now, we are able to book maximum 6 online tickets in a month from our IRCTC account. Indian Railways has increased the monthly limit for booking tickets online from 6 to 12. To do this, you will have to link your IRCTC account with Aadhaar. In this post you will know what is IRCTC Master Passenger List? How to link IRCTC account to Aadhar.

What is IRCTC Master Passenger List?

IRCTC Master Passenger List is a convenient feature on the IRCTC website that allows users to save the details of their frequent passengers. By pre-filling passenger details in the Master Passenger List, users can save time and effort while booking train tickets for their family and friends. While booking a ticket, users can simply select the name of the passenger from the list, and their information will be filled automatically, making the ticket booking process easier.

However, there are certain limitations and requirements associated with the Master Passenger List facility. If the user has verified himself through his Aadhaar number then he is allowed to book up to 12 tickets within a month. It is mandatory for at least one passenger to get verification done through Aadhaar. Earlier, users could book up to 6 tickets in a month without Aadhaar verification.

In short, the IRCTC Master Passenger List facility provides a convenient way for users to save the details of their frequent passengers and book train tickets for them instantly.

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How to link IRCTC account to Aadhaar?

Follow these steps to link IRCTC account with Aadhaar.

  1. First of all open IRCTC app. After this log in with your ID.
  2. After login, go to My Account tab at the bottom of the home screen.
  3. Here you tap on Link Your Aadhaar.
  4. After this your Aadhaar number will be asked.
  5. Now one time password (OTP) will be sent to the mobile number which is linked to your Aadhar card.
  6. This OTP will be used for Aadhaar verification.
  7. At the bottom of the screen you will see some details of your Aadhar card. Now click on the Verify button.
  8. After this you will get the message. KYC details have been updated successfully.

So by completing these steps you will link IRCTC account to Aadhaar.

But this is not enough to book more than 6 tickets in a month. According to Indian Railways, to book tickets, the passenger’s profile should also be verified with Aadhaar. Here you can use master list for this.

How to create IRCTC Master Passenger List

  • Login to IRCTC account through website or app .
  • Tap the My Account menu at the bottom of the app.
  • Now tap on My Master List.
  • You will have to update the master list by giving the name and Aadhar card details of the passenger.
  • If the name of a passenger is already in the master list, then edit his profile and enter the Aadhaar number in the ID.
  • Also, on the Add/Modify Master List page, you will have to provide the passenger’s Name, Date of Birth, Gender,
    Berth Preference, Food Preference, Senior Citizen Concession (if applicable), ID
    Card Number (Aadhaar Number).
  • Now click on Submit button.

Here let me tell you that IRCTC Master Passenger List has to be updated before booking tickets online. Only then will you be able to book more than 6 tickets. That’s it, now you will be able to book up to 6 tickets every month.

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My IRCTC account is not linked to Aadhaar, what should I do?

If your IRCTC account is not linked to Aadhaar. So here you have to get a few things right. Correct your name and address depending on what you enter.

Yes but let me tell you this thing here. Once you have created an account and generated a user ID, you will not be able to name yourself. And your IRCTC account will not be linked to Aadhaar.

Something similar happened in my case also, on my IRTC account I have registered my name as Nitish Verma, which is based on Nitish Kumar. For this reason the details did not match. And my IRCTC account could not be linked to Aadhaar.

In such a situation you will have to create a new account. Create a new IRCTC account with the same name as your Aadhaar given.

If you want to keep the email and number the same, then update the email ID and number in the old account with some other number and email ID. OTP will also be sent to you while changing the email ID and number.

Then enter this number and email ID in your new IRCTC account. Verify OTP. This problem of yours will also be solved.


What is master list in IRCTC?

Create master list in ‘My Profile’ section on IRCTC website. Create list with all passenger details including details like name, age, ID card type, meal and berth preference.

Is it safe to link Aadhaar with IRCTC?

Linking Aadhaar card details to IRCTC account helps passengers easily book more e-tickets every month and users can book up to 12 e-tickets in a month. To book rail tickets users must get themselves verified through their Aadhaar number along with Aadhaar verification of at least one passenger.

How can I add more than 6 passengers in IRCTC?

For users who do not verify their Aadhaar details with their IRCTC account, only a maximum of six tickets can be booked in a month. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has made it mandatory for its users to link Aadhaar details to their IRCTC account to be able to book more than six tickets in a month.

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