Booking train ticket in India has now become super-easy. You have guessed right! Through none other than the power of a mobile phone.
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has made the life of passengers easier now, with the introduction of booking of train tickets through internet enabled mobile phones.
An internet enabled mobile phone will be needed for initial registration and downloading of mobile-ticket booking software.
Mobile-Ticket Service Charges
The service charge of mobile-tickets is same as that of e-tickets :
- INR 10 – For Sleeper Class
- INR 20 – For any other Higher Class
The passenger has to register and make account choosing an ID and password. This ID and password will be used each time while booking train-tickets through a mobile phone with internet facility.
After booking and paying through credit or debit-cards or net-banking, a SMS will be received by the passenger with the complete details of the ticket including train number, PNR, date of journey and class.
This SMS will be equivalent to the print-out of eticket called ERS (Electronic Reservation Slip). No print-out will be needed. Just showing the SMS during travel would be sufficient.