Railways launches SMS-based ticketing

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Use your mobile phone,send SMS to the Railways and book seats in any train across India.

This was made possible by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).The system facilitates SMS-based ticketing with two dedicated numbers – 139 and 5676714 – for the service.

This was made public by Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today. “In order to give improved customer service and empower the common man who does not have access to internet and cannot afford to buy smart phones, we are today launching SMS ticket booking service”,said Kharge..

Apart from helping every mobile owner,especially labourers who stayed away from home,th service will be convenient,cost effective and prevent touts who cheat unsuspecting people.

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