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Thursday, October 20, 2011
RAILWAYS MAKE ONLINE TRAVEL EASIER
Thanks TO VR V Rao for this news.
Will senior citizens learn to use Mobile ? Laptop effectively?
No more do you have to carry your ticket to travel in the reserved compartment of a train now provided you have booked it online.
With immediate effect, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is doing away with the need to carry a printed copy of the e-ticket for its 3.5 lakh passengers who book their tickets online daily.
All that you have to show now is the SMS you have received as acknowledgment of purchase of the ticket from IRCTC on your mobile phone to the ticket examiner on the train.
In case you are carrying a laptop, showing the e-mailed ticket will be sufficient proof.
IRCTC officials said the new move would help save at least 3.5 lakh sheets of paper daily, serving the cause of the environment.