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How to link Aadhaar with IRCTC Account?

Linking of Aadhar Card details with IRCTC Account helps travellers to easily book more e-tickets every month and users can book up to 12 e-tickets in a month.

The users should get themselves verified through their aadhar number along with at least one passenger’s aadhar verification to book the rail tickets. The procedure to link aadhar card details with IRCTC is simple and easy and can be done successfully by following few steps via online.

Please Note: For booking of up to 6 railway tickets in a month, no aadhar verification is required and the existing facility to book up to 6 railway tickets without aadhar card details in a month continues.

How to link Aadhar with IRCTC Account through Online Mode?

Step 1: Visit the IRCTC website

Step 2: Login to the IRCTC website using the username and password

Step 3: Proceeding further choose the ‘My Profile’ and select ‘Aadhaar KYC’

Step 4: Enter your Aadhar card details and request for OTP.

Step 5: Now an OTP will be sent to your aadhar registered mobile number.

Step 6: Enter the OTP details in the given space and select the 'Verify' option.

Step 7: Click on submit button to verify KYC details.

Step 8: After the verification of information, the aadhar linking with IRCTC will be completed.

Benefits of linking Aadhaar with IRCTC

  • Linking Aadhar with IRCTC helps to easily book train tickets without facing any hassles.
  • Individuals whose IRCTC account is not linked with aadhar can book up to 6 e-tickets every month.
  • One can book up to 12 e-tickets using one IRCTC login ID every month if their account is linked with aadhar card.
  • Linking of aadhar with IRCTC account helps you to book the e-tickets at a go, without having to verify the aadhar details.
  • Users can enjoy additional benefits by linking aadhar with IRCTC account.

Procedure to add a new passenger with Aadhar Card number to IRCTC Account

One can add a new passenger with aadhar card number to the existing IRCTC account and can be done via the online process within few minutes. OTP verification is not required for the addition of new passenger, but aadhar details are required only for verifying the access.

One should follow the below-mentioned steps to add new passenger with aadhar card to IRCTC:

Step 1: Visit the web portal of IRCTC.

Step 2: Enter your username and password to log in.

Step 3: Choose the ‘Master List’ in the profile menu.

Step 4: Now fill in the new passenger information including name, gender, age, aadhar number and so on. (All the details should be as mentioned in the Aadhar card)

Step 5: Proceed further and choose ‘Submit’ option.

Step 6: Now all the saved details will be in the Master list and it will reflect in the list of passengers.

Step 7: Until the completion of verification, the status of the new passenger will be displayed as pending.

Step 8: Post successful verification process, the status will reflect as verified. If not, then again choose the link above the master list to edit the passenger details and update it for further verification.

List of things for Linking Aadhar with IRCTC

One needs to have handy information of a few things before linking aadhar with IRCTC and they include

  • IRCTC Account
  • Aadhar Number
  • Mobile number registered with Aadhar Card to receive OTP


The term IRCTC stands for the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation. It is a subsidiary of Indian Railways which mainly handles tourism, catering and online ticketing operations of the railways. It manages to handle around 5,50,000 to 6,00,000 bookings every day which makes it the world’s second active and topmost tickets daily. The IRCTC carries the tagline of “Lifeline of the nation”.

On September 30, 2019, the IRCTC held an initial public offering (IPO) in the National Stock Exchange with a base price ranging between Rs 315 to Rs 320 per stock. The IPO brings down the Indian Railway’s shareholding in the company to 87.40%.

IRCTC’s iMudra is a prepaid card which is secure, safe and easy to use for the users. It comes up with a digital wallet and a prepaid card. It comes in handy at the time of booking tickets on IRCTC or be it purchase of goods from a nearby retail store or to shop online. It is designed in such a way that it offers the convenience of accessing the wallet across the desktop, tablet, mobile app and so on. It comes with a virtual and physical card and every transaction can be carried out in a secure and hassle-free way. The wallet limit for minimum KYC verified users stands at Rs 10,000 per month. In case of full KYC verified users, the monthly wallet limit is Rs 1,00,000.

Key features of iMudra wallet are

  • Experience, hassle-free payment while booking tickets on IRCTC.
  • Get multiple, easy top – up options.
  • Secure and easy payment options for users.
  • Users can use the wallet to make payments in both online and offline channel.
  • Easy OTP capability to get the ticket booking and one need not have to wait to get OTP SMS.
  • It has exclusive partnership offers also.
  • Users can even send money to family and friends using the iMudra network
  • Helps to get easy Aadhaar based KYC verification process.
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