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Indian Railways SMS Confirmation is a Valid Document as Online Ticket Receipt

sms is a valid document for confirmation for rail travelThis is a real green move to save paper as wef 01 Feb 2012 Indian railways is accepting SMS Sent by IRCTC on Par With Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS) for Undertaking Train Journey on E-Tickets.

So no more carrying papers as getting print out was a big hassle. It has been informed that Short Messaging Service (SMS) sent by Indian railways PSU, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) containing vital details will be treated as an instrument on par with the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS)

The SMS would contain all the vital ticket details like PNR, Train Number, Date of Journey, Class, Name & Number of Passengers, Coach & Seat Number and Fare paid. Also if feasible, the SMS will accommodate the names of all passengers booked on the e-ticket, otherwise maximum number of passengers.

Penalty for not being able to show sms

The SMS will also have to be displayed during the course of On-board/Off-board checking. If the passenger fails to produce/display this SMS due to any eventuality (loss, discharged mobile/laptop etc.) but has the prescribed proof of identity, a penalty of Rs. 50/- per ticket as applicable to such cases will be levied. The ticket checking staff On board/Off board will give EFT for the same.

Thank God ! We are waking to reality and going tech savvy. However do not forget to carry your identification proof for showing to ticket checkers else they will have you left, right and center. Have a Happy journey and bookmark us for best stock tips and make money with our daily sure tip of the day.

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