How to Book train ticket from your mobile ? | SMS Based Booking

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Now Book your train tickets using Mobile Phone, anywhere and anytime WITHOUT using Internet connection. Train passengers will be able to use their mobile phones to book tickets through a simple text-messaging-based-SMS facility or a menu-based dialling service –USSD service. Currently, only registered IRCTC users can use these services.

SMS Based Booking:

Bharat BPO:
Non-Internet Based Booking
Registered IRCTC users can now Book railway tickets by just sending two simple SMSes.
STEP 1: An sms to be sent to — (Number Coming soon) from your registered mobile (both at Bank
and IRCTC)
SMS Format to be used:


Name> (upto 6 passengers)
For example
BOOK 12011 NDLS CDG 1404 CC Rakesh 55 M Sarita 53 F
If the format sent is valid, you would receive a message from .The message would carry the following unique parameters.
• Transaction ID
• Ticket Amount
• Service Charge
• Total Amount payable
• Seat Availability
For example:
TID: 2501368 Ticket Amount: 900 Service Charges: 20 Seat: AVAILABLE- 0228
STEP 2: On receipt of the above parameters, SMS to be sent for payment of the ticket.


received from the bank>

For Example:
PAY 2501368 IMPS 123456 7897 Rakesh
Message received on successful booking of the ticket
Congrates!! Your ticket booked successfully. PNR is: 2345678901 Ticket No::0672261674 Booking Status: Rakesh CONFIRM C1 76 WS Sarita CONFIRM C1 77 Ticket
Amt: 900 SC: 20 Src: New delhi Dst: Chandigarh Date of Journey: 14/04/2013 Sch Dep 07:40 hrs
Note 1: MMID generation is a single click process available with more than 26 Indian Banks covering over 90% of the total banking subscriber base.The banks for the same are listed at “OTP” is a One Time Password generated and provided by your respective bank.
Note 2:
1. Booking with Quota including (Tatkal) and Concessions are not available as of now.
2. Payment for the bookings can only be made through IMPS.
Frequency Weekly:
Send START IRCTC_User_Id to (number coming shortly) authenticate the user for the first time in the system and to receive the SMS booking format in response to this message
 START myirctcid009
SMS response for the above example will be:
Send booking SMS as :
For example:
BOOK NDLS,ALD,280313,12418,SL,varun,23,m,ezaz,23,m,priyanka,24,f,sukhbir,25,m
SMS response for the above example will be:
“Availability details are TxnID: 92224487261426141055, Fare:277
(Incl.ISC:Rs10,ASC:Rs10,PG:Rs10) Avail: AVAILABLE-0529. Please send SMS PAY
92224487261426141055,IMPS/MPAY to book ticket.
PAY TransactionID, or
The user can pay either through IMPS or through mWallet
For example:
PAY 92224487261426141055,MPAY
SMS response for the above example will be:
Booking successful. PNR: 5612345567, TRAIN: 12418, DOJ: 28/03/2013 Dep.Time: 22:30
NDLS to ALD, VARUN Confirm S6 0035, EZAZ Confirm S6 0036, PRIYANKA Confirm S6
0037, SUKHBIR Confirm S6 0038

Pyro Group:

1. BSNL SIM card installed
2. Java enabled mobile phone
3. Andhra Bank Prepaid card
Transfer of the application:
In case you want to share the application to other phones, then below information is required.
1. Mobile phone which has the application
2. Bluetooth, USB cable or memory card
3. If you need to transfer the application using Bluetooth
a. Enable to the bluetooth of sender and receiver handset
b. Pair both the devices
c. Transfer the file – BSNLPrepaidCard.jad
4. If you need to transfer the application using USB cable
a. The application (BSNLPrepaidCard.jad) should be available on your computer
b. Connect the USB cable to the phone
c. Using the phone software, transfer the application on the phone
5. If you need to transfer the application using memory card
a. The application should be available on the senders SD card
b. Remove the SD card from the source phone and insert into the receiver phone
c. The application can be copied from receivers SD card to receivers phone
6. All the above 3 methods of transfer, do not require GPRS connectivity

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