Train tickets can be booked through mobiles in the future | Process and implementation of railway services through mobile may be introduced in 2011-12 financial year

Train tickets can be booked through mobiles in the future | Process and implementation of railway services through mobile may be introduced in 2011-12 financial year

Most of the time is wasted in booking the tickets during a journey is train. So Railway Ministry department had decided to introduce the process to book the ticket in the cell phones. When this system will be introduced, there is no need to take the train ticket individually. It is enough to show the mobile when TT asks for the ticket. Railway department is thinking that this will be successful as all the people are having mobile phones. More than 10,000 trains are being served for the people every day in the Indian railway and 1.2 crore people are reaching their destination. In the past, people used to visit the reservation counters for reservation of the tickets. Situation had been changed from the last five years as IRCTC had introduced the ticket booking online from the internet. Every 25 members from 100 people are booking their tickets online. By booking the tickets online, there is no need to apply for the cancellation of the tickets and they will be cancelled on their own. Money will be deposited electronically into the people’s account. Electronics reservation slip is given to the people who book the tickets online. This electronic slip should be carried during the journeys along with identification card. When this electronic slip is not there, Rs.50 should be paid as the charges and people who are not having the identification card are considered as ticketless candidates. They need to pay the money for the offence.

Tourists are advising the authorities to use the modern facilities for booking the tickets. So, Indian railway had decided to book the tickets through mobiles. Process and implementation is not done but authorities are confirming that a message from railway board will be sent to the mobile when ticket is booked. There are chances of asking the identity cards. Authorities are trying to take the decision on this issue on the upcoming Railway budget meetings. There are chances of implementing the railway services through mobile in 2011- 2012 financial year.

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