Now one can book Train Tickets from their Mobiles .
What is IRCTCmobile?
IRCTCmobile is a unique secure transaction solution residing on your mobile phone, which allows you to book railway tickets from anywhere and anytime. The IRCTCmobile has an attractive and user-friendly interface to facilitate easy navigation and has capability to book tickets in real time and store tickets details, making it an ideal ticketing solution.
How does the railway ticketing through IRCTCmobile work?
Once you enter your mobile number in the IRCTC web page, you will be automatically registered, post which you can download and install IRCTCmobile on your java-enabled mobile phone. You can start booking railway tickets through your IRCTCmobile and pay through the credit card/ cash card.
What are the pre-requisites for using the IRCTCmobile?
Note: This service is not available for CDMA mobile users
How do I know if my mobile is Java enabled?
To check if your phone is Java enabled:
Refer to your phone book manual, or
Refer to the phone manufacturer’s website.
Note: If you can download games through your mobile phone, it indicates that your mobile is java enabled.
Where do I check my phone’s model number?
The model number is generally printed inside the phone where the battery is placed. The same could also be found in the user manual provided along with the phone. Some mobiles provide options to display the model number.
What is GPRS?
GPRS stands for General Packet Radio Service. It is an enhancement to the GSM mobile communications system, which allows internet browsing on a mobile phone as well as connecting to data services.
How do I get GPRS service?
Please call your mobile operator and subscribe to a GPRS connection.
What are the charges for GPRS service?
Please contact your mobile operator.
How quickly can I get my GPRS service activated?
Please contact your mobile operator.
Mobile operator offers multiple GPRS plans. Which one should I subscribe to use IRCTCmobile?
Railway ticketing through IRCTCmobile will work on all the GPRS plans of various mobile operators.
Railway e-ticket now on mobile
IRCTC introduces for the first time a non-internet based ticketing system that will empower masses even in remote areas to use the omnipresent mobile device to make reservations.
Millions of rail travellers can now use their mobile phones to book tickets in a simple, convenient and secured manner.
It uses simple SMS or menu-based USSD technology which works on all mobile phones and involves no internet and costs very little.
The services can be currently availed by IRCTC registered users only.
Advantages of booking IRCTC tickets via mobile
No need to stand in long queues or log onto the internet.
Simple, reliable and secured.
Accessible to any mobile user.
Very little charges for accessing the service.
Works on all handsets.
Simple user guided menu – book tickets, search for stations, trains, availability.
Generate OTP through your Bank for authorization of payment.
Send SMS, in the following syntax, to 139 BOOK <TrainNo><FromStn.Code><ToStn.Code> <TravelDate (DDMM)><Age><M/F>
You will receive Transaction ID alongwith other details.
Make payment through sending an SMS, in the following syntax, to 139 PAY MMID as received from the bank><otp, your=”” one=”” time=”” password=”” as=”” received=”” from=”” the=”” bank=”” for=”” this=”” transaction=””> and your ticket is booked; confirmation SMS is received on your mobile and same can be used during journey along with valid ID proof.
Service is available to all mobile subscribers.
SMSes @ Rs 3/- per SMS (2 SMSes are required for each booking).
PG charges Rs 5/- for ticket amount < Rs 5000/ and Rs 10/- for ticket amount >= Rs 5000/- (as applicable by bank).
E-ticketing through IRCTC website, www.irctc.co.in, has revolutionized the way the common man deals with the railways and has been the biggest success story of e-governance in India. Taking this further, keeping an eye on growing mobile phone market in India, IRCTC now launched two other modes of ticket booking through SMS and USSD… and you don`t need an Internet connection in your mobile for this.