Coming July and you can book your train ticket by sending an SMS. Keeping an eye on the growing mobile phone market in India, IRCTC will launch SMS-based ticketing from July 1 and a dedicated number will be announced soon for this.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) plans to use SMS services of mobile phones from July to make rail ticket booking easier.
The official said SMS booking is very simple as a passenger has to type the train number, destination, journey date, class and passenger details such as name, age and gender on the SMS box.
This service is available to all mobile operator subscribers and Rs 3 is being charged per SMS and payment gateway charges are Rs 5 for ticket amount up-to Rs 5,000 and Rs 10 for more than Rs 5,000.