IRCTC: Passengers Can Only Book Two Tickets From Same IP Address
In a move to enable maximum users to access Tatkal Ticket, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced that now Individuals will be permitted to book only two tickets from 10 am to 12 noon from the same IP address. However, web service agents have been permitted to book only one Tatkal ticket per train per day through the internet only after 12 pm.
In addition to that, IRCTC has also put in place measures to make online Tatkal bookings easier. High capacity database servers have been installed and the Internet bandwidth has been increased from 344 mbps to 450 mbps. It has also installed Captcha, a technology used to prevent automated software from cornering tatkal tickets by fraudulent means. Agents against whom complaints are received will be blacklisted and their user-id deactivated. A list of such agents will also be put on the IRCTC website.
Also, IRCTC has implemented single session per user ID.
Recommended Read: Interview With IRCTC MD, Rakesh Kumar Tandon.
Expedia Collaborates With Thomas Cook India To Offer Online Visa Services
World’s largest online travel agent, Expedia has announced a tie–up with Thomas Cook Visa & Passport Services to offer passport and visa assistance services to its consumers in India. According to Expedia India’s official statement, Thomas Cook will provide visa assistance services to Expedia India’s registered customers using its xml based web platform, and information through its Visa and Passport Service Knowledge Centre. Expedia has also waived Visa processing charges for customers booking International flights and packages through its site.
The service will offer visa information, downloadable visa application forms, detailed information about visa procedures of the country of travel, documentation, checklists, visa fees, holiday lists, consular addresses and information about processing time for visa.
Govt seeks report on OnMobile
The government has sought a report on OnMobile Global Ltd from the Registrar of Companies (RoC), following the sudden departure of its chief executive officer (CEO).
“If, on the basis of the RoC report, we find any evidence to proceed on the case, we will take action,” corporate affairs minister M. Veerappa Moily said in New Delhi on Tuesday. [source]