Friday, May 16, 2014

How to book train ticket by SMS

Don't have internet connection? No need to worry. Now Train ticket can be booked through  your mobile phone. How to book railway tickect through SMS?
 Let me start with an example.
    To book New delhi to Chennai in Tamil Nadu express

   BOOK  12622 NDLS MAS 2006 SL Kumar 25 M Neha 23 F
                  where 2006 is the travelling date. (20/06)  i.e. 20th June , SL is the class (3A for 3rd AC, 2A for Second AC, 1A for Ist Ac)

You may get the similar SMS as given below.

    Trans Id: 34004567 Ticket Amount: 1380  IRCTC SC: 11.24 Total Amount: 1391.24 Seat: AVAILABLE-0095.

          PAY 340045667 IMPS 98453672 453289 Kumar
                 where 340045667 is the transaction id, 98453672 is the MMID got from bank  and 453289 is the OTP sent by the bank.

If you have an ICICI bank account, then it is simple. Make direct payment as given below.
PAY 340045667 ICICI 123456 Kumar
                 where 123456 is the last six digit of your ICICI bank account number.


In Detail : 

Prerequiesties for booking ticket through SMS
1. IRCTC user account.
2. Mobile Banking Facility registered with your account for IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) using MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) .
3. The mobile number should be registered with IRCTC and Bank

Steps to Book tickets through mobile SMS

1. Send SMS 139 for booking tickets .  Before booking tickets, you can check wheather the tickets are available by sending SMS.
2. Send SMS 139 for payment


Syntax and Example :
1. Send BOOK SMS to 139 in the prescribed syntax given below. You will receive Transaction ID with Ticket info

  BOOK <TrainNo> <FromCity Code> <ToCity Code> <TravelDate(DDMM)> <Class> <Passenger1-Name> <Age> <Gender> <Passenger2-Name> <Age>  <Gender> (upto 6 passengers)

         For finding Train Number and Station Codes, Please visit here

Example :  

To book from Chennai to New Delhi in GT express

  BOOK  12615 MAS NDLS 3006 SL Kumar 25 M Neha 23 F

 where 3006 is the travelling date. (30/06)  i.e. 30th June


You may get the similar SMS as given below.

              Trans Id: 340036070 Ticket Amount: 1380  IRCTC SC: 11.24 Total Amount: 1391.24 Seat: AVAILABLE-0095.
For Payment SMS PAY <34006070> IMPS <MMID> <OTP> IRCTCUserID to 139 to book ticket.

 Now do the payment.

Send PAY SMS to 139 in the prescribed syntax.
PAY <Transaction ID as received> IMPS <MMID as received from bank> <OTP as received from bank for this transaction> <IRCTCUserID>

Example :
PAY  340036070 IMPS 98453672 451256 Kumar

    Your ticket booked successfully. PNR is: 2345678901 Ticket No: :0672261674  Booking Status: Kumar CONFIRM S7 ...... Ticket Amt: 1380 SC: 11.24 Src: Chennai Dst:

Delhi Date of Journey: 30/06/2014 Sch Dep 19:15 hrs


Don't have MMID? Please go through the below page to know how to get MMID

http://www.npci.org.in/bankmember.aspx


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