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Comprehensive information about SMS based Ticket Booking  
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Jun 29 2013 (3:55PM)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1604     
Soumitra Chawathe*^~
Comprehensive information about SMS based Ticket Booking

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Jun 28 2013 (6:40PM)
Blog Post# 795041-0     
Kishor*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Jun 29 2013 (3:55PM)
Key features of the SMS based ticket booking are reproduced below for all users :source : click here
The key features of ticket booking on mobile:
· Ticket can be booked within minutes;
· basic mobile phones are sufficient; no internet connection is required;
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The user will get ticket details on SMS instantly.
· SMS along with valid ID in original can be used for travel, no printout is required.

Book your ticket through USSD:
USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based booking for Airtel subscribers*
Registration
• Register for Airtel money by dialing *400#.
• Load cash on this or recharge from any Airtel money outlet.
Booking Flow
• Dial *400# and select book tickets option.
• Select Reservation.
• Enter your IRCTC User ID.
• Enter the details of ticket (station, train no. date of journey, class etc.).
• Enter mPIN for authorizing payment.
• Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC and same can be used during journey along with valid ID proof.
• Fare & IRCTC service charges are debited from your Airtel money account.
• Charges: No PG Charges.
• Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable
Helpline No.: 121
Helpline Email : 121@airtelmoney.in

Book your ticket through SMS:
1. SMS based booking through 139*
Registration
• Register your mobile number with IRCTC as well as with your bank.
• Bank provides MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) & OTP (one time password) for authorization of payment. (More than 25 banks are providing this facility. For details, visit website: click here
Booking Flow
• Send SMS, in the following syntax, to 139
BOOK
• You will receive Transaction ID alongwith other details.
• Make payment through sending an SMS, in the following syntax, to 139
PAY and your ticket is booked.
• Service is available to all mobile subscribers.
• SMSes @ Rs 3/- per SMS (2 SMSes are required for each booking).
• PG charges Rs 5/- for ticket amount Rs 5000/- (as applicable by bank).
• Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable
Helpline No.: 139
Helpline Email : smsticket139@bharatbpo.in

2. SMS based booking through 5676714*
Registration
• Register your mobile number with IRCTC as well as with m-wallet (click here
• Send SMS, to 5676717, in the following syntax START for user authentication (first time only)
Booking Flow
• Send an SMS to 5676714 to book a ticket in the following syntax:
BOOK,, , ,,
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• You will receive the Transaction number.
• Send the 2nd SMS, for payment, in the following syntax.
1. “PAY , MPAY, ” for authorizing payment through MPAY
or
2. “PAY ,,, ,” for authorizing payment through IMPS.
• After payment is made booking confirmation is sent to your mobile.
• Charges: No PG Charges. Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable. SMSes @ Rs 3/- per SMS (2 SMSes are required for each booking).
Helpline No. : 8882001001
Helpline Email : support@saarthii.com

3. SMS based booking through BSNL*
User should have the following:
1. BSNL SIM card installed.
2. Java enabled mobile phone.
3. Andhra Bank Prepaid card.
This is a menu driven application where user has to enter the details asked for in simple step-by-step process to get the ticket.



Registration
• Install the application.
• Select the Register option to get the mPIN.
Booking
• Click the icon BSNL Prepaid Card
• Select Ticketing > Train (IRCTC)
• Fill up the journey details such as From stn, To Stn, Train No, DOJ, Class, Quota, passenger details.
• Enter the mPIN to get the ticket information.
• Charges: No PG Charges. Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable. SMSes without charges.
Helpline No. : +91-8801298038
Helpline Email : bsnl.support@pyrogroup.com

Jun 28 2013 (6:46PM)
Blog Post# 795041-2     
Nazeer*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Jun 29 2013 (3:55PM)
To add. SMS booking wont be available between 0800 to 1200 hrs

Jun 29 2013 (10:29AM)
Blog Post# 795041-6     
Nazeer*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Jun 29 2013 (3:56PM)
PNRs can be cancelled through SMS.
CANCELLATION PROCESS:
Registered IRCTC users can now Cancel the railway tickets booked by them through SMS earlier by a simple two step process.
CASE 1: The Entire ticket needs to be cancelled:
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1: An SMS to be sent to 139 from your registered mobile to request for cancellation of the ticket. SMS format as follow:
CAN <10 Digit PNR>
For Example:
CAN 2345678901 Rakesh
After submission of the above SMS, a message would be received from 139. The text of the same is mentioned below.
“We have received your request to cancel your PNR Number 2345678901. Please confirm the cancellation by sending YES to 139.”
STEP 2: After receipt of the above message, the user needs to confirm the cancellation
by sending an SMS as “YES” to 139.
After submission of the above SMS, a message would be received from 139. The text of the same is mentioned below.
“Your ticket for passenger with PNR Number: 2345678901 is cancelled. Refund Amount: 800 only.”
CASE 2: The ticket needs to be partially cancelled.
STEP 1: An SMS to be sent to 139 from your registered mobile to request for initiating a partial cancellation of the ticket so booked by you earlier. Format of the SMS:
CAN <10 Digit PNR>
For Example:
CAN 2345678901 Rakesh 12(Upto 6)
STEP 2: After receipt of the above message, the user needs to confirm the cancellation by sending SMS as “YES” to 139.
After submission of the above SMS, a message would be received from 139. The text of the same is mentioned below:
“Your ticket for passenger with PNR Number: 2345678901 is cancelled. Refund Amount: 800 only.”

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Jun 29 2013 (10:50AM)
Blog Post# 795041-9     
Nazeer*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Jun 29 2013 (3:56PM)
Please note that MTPS service will not be available from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m.

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Jun 29 2013 (3:53PM)
Blog Post# 795041-11     
Kishor*^~   Added by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~  Jun 29 2013 (3:56PM)
SALIENT FEATURES : As copied from IR site :
RAILWAY TICKET BOOKING THROUGH SMS
Indian Railways has continuously endeavored to improve the ease and access of ticketing. The e-ticketing initiative of Indian Railways has been one of the most passenger-friendly initiative of Indian Railways. In order to further expand the reach of ticketing, Hon'ble MR had made a Budget announcement regarding launch of ticketing through mobile phones. The objective was to tap the potential of mobile phone market in India and thereby facilitate the common man, by providing him any-where, any-time and hassle
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free booking option.
In pursuance, a pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones will be launched by IRCTC on 1st July, 2013. This will enable people using non- internet based mobile phones to easily access Railway ticketing services through SMS/IVRS/USSD. The
scheme is user-friendly, secure and also eco-friendly, as no print out is required.
The salient features of this new scheme to be operationalised on 1st July, 2013 are :
· There will be a dedicated number on which SMS can be sent
· No need of internet at any stage viz, booking, payment, cancellation etc.
· One has to register the mobile number with IRCTC as well as one's bank. The Bank provides MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) and OTP (one time password) for authorization of payment.
· The passenger has to type the train number, destination, journey date, class and passenger details like name, age and gender on the SMS box.
· The sender will receive transaction ID and then make payment through sending another SMS by typing PAY followed by the transaction ID, MMID as received from the bank and password.
· On successful booking of ticket, message will be sent to the user by IRCTC which will suffice as valid authority to travel along with photo ID card in original.
· Cancellation of tickets can also be done through the cancellation option available
· The scheme will be on pilot basis and will not be available during the 8am -12pm forbooking ARP/Tatkal/General tickets.
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