Tuesday, February 28, 2012

IRCTC: Save Paper: Now, train travel with sms and ID proof. No smartphone required

Save Paper: Now, travel with sms and ID proof. No smartphone required :)

Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS) - The printout in standard specified Performa containing reservation particulars, and instructions for use which can be used by the passenger along with the relevant authorized Identification, as travel authority for performing the journey.

Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) - A screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/ Mobile phone is referred as Virtual Reservation Message (VRM).

ERS/VRM/SMS sent by IRCTC along with any one of the nine prescribed ID proofs in original and the indication of the passenger(s)' name(s) in the Reservation Chart will authorize the passenger to travel

VRM/ SMS sent by IRCTC combined with valid photo-id in original will be treated as an instrument on par with the ERS.

ERS/VRM/SMS sent by IRCTC along with one of the nine prescribed proofs of identity in original will also authorize the passenger to enter the platform on the day of journey and he/she will not be required to purchase platform ticket. ERS/VRM/SMS sent by IRCTC along with original id proof will be required to be produced on demand of Ticket Checking Staff on the platform.

Reference :
1) Railway Board Letter No.2008/TG-I/10/P/SMS dated 20.07.2011

2) Railway Board Letter No.2008/TG-I/10/P/SMS dated 01.02.2012
https://www.irctc.co.in/VRM.htm

Monday, January 02, 2012

IRCTC Booking on Mobile

IRCTC launches a smarter way to book tickets. Now book your rail ticket -ANYWHERE ANYTIME through your Mobile Phones.

IRCTC brings to you the mobile website https://www.irctc.co.in/mobile with just a few clicks you can book your tickets using your Mobile Phones. IRCTC mobile website is convenient and easy to use, can be accessed from any browser enabled mobile having basic GPRS activated on phone.

The following features are available:

Book Ticket/ Enquiry - Book tickets by providing source and destination.

Booked History - Tickets whose Date of Journey is due will be visible.

Cancel Ticket - Cancel any of the tickets whose date of journey is due.

Browse the URL using your mobile and book tickets using any of your credit/debit card for payment.

Help for booking

1. Login to URL with your existing IRCTC user id and password.
2. Fill in details for plan my travel.
3. Select the train and continue the booking.
4. Use existing passenger list on add passengers.
5. Confirm booking details and pay through Credit/debit card to get successful booking. 

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