Mobile SMS now to be treated as authentic rail tickets !

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Indian Railways has unveiled a new facility, which will allow passengers to book railway tickets through their mobile phones and use the text message received on their mobile phones by Indian Railways as a valid ticket.

With this new facility Passengers don’t have to carry paper printouts of their e-Tickets anymore and passengers will now get a ticket through SMS in 20 minutes.

The m-ticket service is part of the new website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in launched recently, which will provide all enquiries like train alert, PNR status, train status, seat availability, train schedule, time table and fare on a single website.

A passenger has just to show the SMS to the ticket collector, backed up by a photo ID to travel on train. The facility of booking tickets through the web portal will be available between 12.30 am and 11.30 pm on a daily basis. Railway officials said the newly launched e-ticketing facility bars travel agents and such bulk customers from using the service.

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