Booking of Railway Tickets Through Mobile Phones
It is obligatory for all passengers to take print out of e-ticket from a computer on the basis of confirmation message sent to them on mobile phone before commencing journey.
As per the extant rules, passenger is required to carry with him a computerized print out of the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS). In case the passenger does not carry the electronic reservation slip, a charge of Rs. 50/- per ticket is recovered by the ticket checking staff and an excess fare ticket is issued in lieu of that.
A few complaints have been received in this regard. The proposal for permitting the virtual ticket sent to the mobile phone as valid ERS is under examination.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 12.11.10.