The most profitable e-commerce website in India, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Limited (IRCTC), has a new trick up its sleeve to prevent touts from booking too many tickets. Now you can't book more than six tickets in a month.  

Under the new rule, which will come into effect from February 15, 2016, a maximum of six tickets can be booked online by an individual user in a month using the IRCTC website. Currently, a user can book a maximum of 10 tickets online in a month. 

The move comes ministry officials realised that about 90 percent of its users book only up to six tickets in a given month, the railway minister said in a release. It is suspected the others may have been booking more tickets in order to sell them illegally.

Recently, IRCTC had also introduced a compulsory 35 seconds wait to book tickets online through its website irctc.co.in to facilitate hassle-free booking by genuine ticket seekers.

Source: b'Screenshot of the IRCTC website'

Here are the revised rules for booking yourself a ticket on the IRCTC:

Source: b'Representational image | Source: Reuters'