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