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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 21:36
 
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Railways offer train ticket reservation facility on mobiles
New Delhi: Booking train ticket was never so easy as you can now get it done through your mobile phone.

After initial registration and downloading of suitable software on the mobile handset with Internet facility, it will be possible for the mobile users to book a ticket through their own mobile.

Launched by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation ( IRCTC), a PSU under Railway Ministry, has been offering the service of booking e-ticket over the mobile phone, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

After booking, the passenger will receive a reservation message with full details of the ticket including PNR, train no, date of journey and class.

"This virtual message would be treated at par with the print-out of the e-ticket which at present is taken out by the passengers and is known as Electronic Reservation Slip ( ERS)," he said.

Hence, with the virtual message, passengers would not be required to take a print-out of e-ticket to be carried with them. Showing the reservation message of the confirmed ticket on their mobile during travel will be sufficient. Internet is required on mobile phones to book tickets through mobile.

The passenger has to register at the time of first transaction and thereafter book the ticket using his ID and password.

The service was introduced on a pilot basis for a few and now the more than a thousand users are availing this facility everyday, he said.

The service charge is similar to e-tickets-- Rs 10 for Sleeper class and Rs 20 for other higher class.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 21:36


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