Indian Railway Ticket Reservation Through SMS

Indian Railway offers online railway reservation through www.irctc.co.in (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited) web site. IRCTC also offers rail reservation through mobiles using Speech recognition, GPRS and CDMA technologies available on various mobile Operators. IRCTC also introduced the simplest way to book your Railway ticket using just two SMS messages (Short Messaging Service). This service is introduced with the following mobile operators across the India.

  1. IDEA Cellular – Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi & NCR
  2. MTNL /Delhi – Delhi & NCR
  3. Reliance Infocomm – All circles
  4. Other operators like BSNL, Hutch,MTNL-Mumbai and Tata Indicom will soon integration with Indian Railway for SMS booking.

How to Book Tickets using SMS

In order to book rail tickets using SMS, the following are a must:

  • The user needs to be registered with www.irctc.co.in and opted to use the mobile reservation services.
  • User should have created at least one “Passenger List” in his profile registered with IRCTC. This list will be used for the SMS booking process.
  • The customer has to be registered for the Mobile Banking services of ICICI Bank (Other banks will be integrated soon)
  • The user must have a mobile connection with any one of the operators listed above (more operators are also being added.)
  • The entire process of “book ticket” can be done through two SMS messages, using IRCTC’s short code 7245

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How to Register?

You need to sign up in www.irctc.co.in in order to avail this service. The User has to select “mobile booking” option in the profile / registration page to avail all types of Mobile Booking facilities including SMS booking. The user needs to input mobile number, mobile operator, and preferred payment option (At present ICICI Bank only). ICICI Bank will be charging Rs 10 for this service for each booking. You will need to be registered to the “Mobile Shopping Service” provided by ICICI Bank and enter the ‘mShop Name’ through SMS.

For more details please visit IRCTC Mobile Booking web page.

Service Provided Operators

RELIANCE

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245
  • Ticket Reservation through R-World( Payment through Credit Cards)
  • SMS Booking on 7245

IDEA

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245
  • Voice Based Ticket Reservation on 456( Payment through Credit Cards)
  • SMS Booking on 7245

MTNL Delhi

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245
  • SMS Booking on 7245

MTNL Mumbai

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245

HUTCH

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245
  • Voice Based Ticket Reservation on 123( Payment through Credit Cards)
  • GPRS Based Ticket Reservation( Payment through Credit Cards)

TATA INDICOM

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245
  • Voice Based Ticket Reservation on 12900( Payment through Credit Cards)

AIRTEL

  • PNR Alert Service on 7245

Already registered users of www.irctc.co.in can use their existing user id and password to log in and transact through Hutch / Idea/ Tata Indicom / Reliance handsets.

First time users can avail the registration facility offered by the mobile operator or visit www.irctc.co.in and use the normal registration form.

37 Comments

  1. Sir,

    I would like to inform you that the Tatkaal Reservation system & waiting tkt reservation system is very low level system. That reperesents the level of india whether indians are…!! As we know Indian Railways is very largest department in India. But there is no level of rail traveller & indian railway has no self rule regulation only for travellers rule regulation…Travellers are like luggese…who has only pay but not necessary to get confirm sit. A traveller cant say tkt will be confirm with taking full fare… This is Dirty Indian Railway Reservation system..
    What a system..!?!

    Thanks

  2. sir,
    i had booked 5 tickets adoni to kopargan at 20-12-10 that time i had confirm 1 member remailning 4 waiting list no. 1,2,3,4. still not conform

  3. Hi. I have just booked a train ticket at my home. I don’t have printer. I want the ticket be mailed to my email address so i can print it outside. Could you let me know about…

  4. To,
    The AGM O/o GMTD,
    Hisar.
    Sub: Regarding Fault in Landline Telephone.
    Dear sir/madam,
    It is requested that my L.L. Telephone No. 227879 is not in working since last 15days. In this regard I had lodges complaints more than 10 times on fault booking service No. 198 vide complaint No.SA398346. I also personally visit to SDO Mohalla Rampura, Customer care, Red Square Market but no any action taken regarding same till date. For that my business becomes suffering from last two week.
    Therefore you are requested to take necessary action at your earliest and waive off charges for the month of April as per BSNL rules and regulations & oblige.
    Thanking you,
    Regards,
    Narender Kumar, April 21, 2010

  5. IRCTC, Delhi
    Dear Sir,

    I am a registered user of IRCTC. Yesterday and today When I login for the online ticket booking, I found response that “you can book eTicket only after 8.00am” while that was time 08.01am and that message continue persist till 08.11

    But at 08.12 there was a long waiting in TATKAL quota. Please reply me where was the problem & oblige.

    Regards,
    Vinod Kumar Mittal,
    [email protected]

  6. sms “oxicash” to 9870888888 u will get an id and password and a download link download that application on your gprs bassed handset open the application and u can recharge to any mobile from ur mobile and same user id and pwd will be requiered to book ticket go to site http://www.oxirail.com and enter id and pwd on it u will be able to book ticket to check balance send “bal” to 9870888888 u can also recharge fro site oxicash.in and update ur profile change pwd and u will get an email id like 91**********@oxicash.in free from company on the star marked area there will be ur mobile no and for every transaction u will get an email u can top up ur oxicash acc by net banking or by any oxigen retailer or at any onemobile store FOR WHOM WHO WANT TO BECOME AN AGENT FOR E-TICKET to provide ticket service to customers email me u will have to pay some non refundable deposit and u will get the railway ticket booking licence and u will also get the system to recharge the customer and and pay online bills insurance premium pay electricity telephone mobile gas etc bills book air bus rail ticket online

  7. Good innovation in railway..

    But railway resevation should be through mobile sms & payment by all visa debit/credit cards.It is better convenient for all the persons who using mobile & ATM Debit card.

  8. I want to start E-ticking facitily to custumers. how i can register with u. I have internet connectin & basic intrastucture for it
    please guide me

  9. I want to know the mobile reservation, i have the Nokia 7610 (SUPERNOVA) (VODAFONE) Is it this mobile is support to the mobile reservation. Already I have the account in irctc. I am interested in booking the tickets through mobile instead of internet. thanks

  10. I want to know the mobile reservation, i have the Nokia N72. (Airtel) Is it this mobile is support to the mobile reservation. Already I have the account in irctc. I am interested in booking the tickets through mobile instead of internet. thanks

  11. Vivek makes some excellent points in her post about the need for user-friendly train schedule information and drop down views for the stations. I agree that they are important. It is most important for the information on the site to be user-friendly and accessible.

  12. http://www.indiantrains.org/

    I have not seen such a good site which has so many features in a single page. The better way to search Indian trains looks great and it open fast, no pop-up, user friendly. Every information in a single page. This concept is good and some of the features like calendar, train running day has not come in a single website in this reviews. the most important features i have seen in this site that if the user does not know the station code then also he can see all the trains and it is only website which have a drop menu box for the important station from where you can choose the station name and also it has a date calendar from you can choose the date and it show the running day of the train so that you can know which day of the week this train is running. the other most important feature I have seen in this website that it show the train which does not have the reservation coach for the benefit of the user and they are showing the passenger train also which is also not available in any website. This site will enable the users to search train route and compare fares of most of the trains in India.

  13. hi irctc.co.in is the best site for booking online tickets.
    so everyone go through that site.
    wish u good luck.
    Have a nice day.

  14. Sir
    I want to start E-ticking facitily to custumers. how i can register with u. I have internet connectin & basic intrastucture for it
    please guide me

    thanks

    regards

    purushottam dass matta

  15. Sree m a design student at iitb and it was good to view this space ….my project is on Booking IR tickets through Mobile Phones….if you can provide me some more information I,ll be realy grateful to you….I’ll be waitin for your reply…my email id is [email protected]

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