Book train ticket at kirana shop soon

Booking train tickets may soon become as easy as getting your phone recharged from the shop next door, if IRCTC has its way.

To widen the adoption of SMS-based ticket booking, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is keen on following a model wherein a passenger can just walk into a shop next door, pay cash, and book tickets.

IRCTC is an arm of the Indian Railways, which handles Internet-based, and now SMS-based, train ticket bookings.

The booking details can be delivered on the passengers’ cell-phone and the SMS on his/her mobile phone can function as the train ticket – both these steps are already functional in the current set up.

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