28 Jun 2013

How To Book Train Tickets From Mobile Without Internet Connection

Indian Railway to launch a pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones from July 1.  You can book rail tickets through SMS or Menu-based dialling.

SMS Based Booking 

  • Send a Booking SMS in specified format with information of Date of Journey, Class , Train Number and Passenger Details. You shall receive Seat Availability.
In the second SMS make the Payment, which can be initiated in either two ways:-
  1. Using Mobile Money Identifier MMID* and one-time password (OTP) as received from Bank for registered Mobile Number.
  2. Using PrePaid Wallet Cards or mWallets.
  • Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC.
SMS Services are currently offered by Bharat BPOFrequency Weekly and Pyro Group. Check out the links for detailed information.

USSD (Menu-based dialling)

  • Dial designated number, you shall receive a Menu Based Screen dialling. Select 'book tickets' option, select 'reservation' (user is prompted to enter his IRCTC user ID once only), enter details     (date of journey, station, train no, class, etc)
  • Enter mPIN for authorizing payment through mobile wallet
  • Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC
Airtel Money is now the the only offer for USSD Services. Airtel subscribers can Dial *400# on their mobiles for details or click here  .

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