IRCTC SMS Based Railway Ticket Booking
Gone are the days when you had to stand in long queues and get your railway reservations done. Those days are not that far when you can easily book and validate tickets from the place where you are by using your mobile phones. IRCTC is all set to launch the SMS-based ticketing service in the month of July. Your railway ticket booking can be done by simply sending an SMS. It is not at all a cumbersome process; to a certain extent it will be very convenient for the ones who have an extremely hectic schedule.
IRCTC is the most important body that actually administers the whole online ticket booking platform of Indian Railways. This online portal is basically designed to allow an approachable user-interface to reserve tickets to all destinations in the country. It also aims at offering an extensive range of services such as railway tour packages, hotel bookings, car rentals, etc. Thus, it can be assumed that the complete procedure of railway bookings has been made very easy by IRCTC.
The concerned passenger is required to insert the train number, journey date, and class, destination along with the other relevant details like his or her name, gender and age on the SMS inbox. Then this SMS ought to be delivered to a dedicated number that will very soon be announced. Subsequent to that, the sender will receive an SMS with a transaction ID and the payment will be made by sending one more SMS by typing PAY along with the transaction ID. This process will make rail reservation extremely trouble-free Moreover, the passenger does not require carrying the ticket’s printout as the SMS will be regarded as applicable all through the journey.
Given the fact that the mobile users are increasing to a great extent in India, this most recent idea is estimated to improve the overall convenience of ticketing for the customers. Till now, it has been anticipated that IRCTC will initiate the SMS-based ticket service booking from 1st of July. . To avail this service, the customers have to put down their name with the banks and only 26 banks are providing the MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) service. In this service also only 6 railway tickets can be booked at a time like the online booking.
At the end, a confirmation SMS will be sent to the concerned person following the successful transaction. Then the passengers can get to know their coach no and seats availability. Moreover, Indian Railway Passenger reservation has made it so very easy to travel all over the country with extreme ease and affordability. Therefore, the SMS-based ticket booking facility will definitely turn out to be a great help for the passengers in view of the fact that everything will be carried on a cell phone.
By keeping a continuous watch on the growing market of mobile phone users in India, the decision of launching an SMS-based ticketing service by the IRCTC is about to come very soon. The entire procedure is environment-friendly and there is no point to get the printout of the ticket.