How To Book Indian Railway Tickets from Mobile [m-ticket]

Book tickets on Indian Railways using MobileWith the launch of ‘m-ticket‘ (mobile phone-based ticket booking) by Indian Railways, travelers can now book train tickets and also get a ticket through SMS.

The service inaugurated by West Bangal CM Ms Mamata Banerjee.

According to sources this is the most simplest way for train ticket reservation, m-ticket.

Procedure for using m-ticket application from Indian Railways:

  • One need to have GPRS/Internet enabled mobile phone for using this service
  • Visit the website from your mobile browser and register for m-ticket service.
  • You will receive an SMS containing download link of the mobile ticket application for the phone.
  • One can browse trains and book tickets. Payment need to be done either through debit/credit card or net banking. On completion of booking and payment formalities, an SMS with ticket details will be sent to the user, which is referred to as the Mobile Reservation Message (MRM).
  • Passenger can show this SMS to Ticket Collector (TC) accompanied by photo ID while traveling.

The facility of booking tickets through the web portal will be available between 00.30 -to- 23.30 daily.

Indian Railway officials also said this newly launched e-ticketing facility bars travel agents and such bulk customers from using the service.

A maximum of 8 PNRs per user ID per month will be permissible.  The passengers can book seats/berths on the e-ticket on the web portal against General quota/Tatkal quota/Ladies quota/Senior Citizen Quota.

No Group Booking shall be permissible on e-ticketing through Indian Railway Web Portal.

The service charges levied by the Railways will be Rs. 5/- per ticket for Sleeper Class (SL) and Second Sitting (2S) classes and Rs. 10/- per ticket for all other Reserved Classes.

The detailed commercial circular of Ministry of Railway on this introduction of e-ticketing and ticketing through mobile phone on IR Web Portal can be seen in

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