In the past article we are discussed about how to book the IRCTC.  Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) launched the ticket booking which can be done through non-internet based mobile. You not even need the internet connection to book the ticket in the railway.  Now everyone is using the mobile , so railway department give more facilities  their passangers  in the friendly way.  This facility  will reach every class person and everytime they need to book the ticket. Main plus point is free booking option The main moto where they launched this facility is to The user will get ticket details o­n SMS instantly. You can use  the SMS along with valid ID in original for travel, no printout is required. Right Now only Registered users can book ticket through sms. You can book the ticket easily by following the few steps given below. There are two option for booking through sms ,

  1. SMS Based Booking through 139.
  2. USSD (Menu-based dialling) 

IRCTC SMS TCIKET BOOKING

SMS Based Booking:

For booking the ticket through SMS, you need to  registered with both IRCTC and Your Bank. Send a SMS to 139 from your registered mobile (both at Bank and IRCTC). SMS should be in this format: BOOK <TrainNo> <FromCity> <ToCity> <TravelDate(DDMM)> <Class> <Passenger1-Name> <Age> <Gender> <Passenger2-Name> <Age> <Gender> (upto 6 passengers) For example: BOOK 12250 NDLS CDG 1404 CC charles 45 M freeda 23 F linda 20 F If the format sent is valid, you would receive a message from 139. The message would carry the following unique parameters.

  • Transaction ID
  • Ticket Amount
  • Service Charge
  • Total Amount payable
  • Seat Availability

  Trans Id: 3252167 Ticket Amount: 520 IRCTC SC: 11.24 Total Amount: 131.24 Seat: AVAILABLE-0205. For Payment SMS PAY <TID7> IMPS <MMID> <OTP> IRCTCUserID to 139 to book ticket.

 (Paying for the ticket):

Cancellation Procedure:

If you want to cancel the entire ticket

Case1 :

You will receive a SMS from 139 as given below CAN <10 Digit PNR> <IRCTC UserID> For Example: CAN 233431564 FRANSIS If the entered information is valid, you will receive the following response SMS from 139. We have received your request for cancellation of tickets for < Passenger 1 Name> for PNR Number 2345678901. Please confirm the cancellation by sending YES to 139 or for any change in cancellation data, send a fresh request.

Step1:

After this user need to confirm the cancellation by sending an SMS as “YES” to 139. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive the following response SMS from 139 Your ticket for <Passenger 1 Name> with PNR Number: 2345678901 is cancelled. Amount: 500 will be refunded in your account.

Case 2:

If you want to cancel the  ticket partially

Step 1: 

Send below SMS to 139 as given below CAN <10 Digit PNR> <IRCTCUserID> <Passenger Number> For Example: CAN 2345678901 Fransis  1/2/3 (Upto 6 Passengers)

Step 2:

If the entered information is valid, you will receive the following response SMS from 139. We have received your request for cancellation of tickets for < Passenger 1 Name> for PNR Number 2345678901. Please confirm the cancellation by sending YES to 139 or for any change in cancellation data, send a fresh request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive the following response SMS from 139. Your ticket for <Passenger 1 Name> with PNR Number: 2345678901 is cancelled. Amount: 500 will be refunded in your account. if you have the doubt in this process , just dial 139.

USSD(Menu based dialing)

USSD Services are currently offered by:-

1. After dialing *400#, a menu will appear. Select ‘book tickets’ option, select ‘reservation’ (user is prompted to enter his IRCTC user ID once only), enter details     (date of journey, station, train no, class, etc) 2. Enter mPIN for authorizing payment through mobile wallet 3. A Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC No charges required for this process.  For further help dial 121.