In a milestone measure undertaken by Ministry of Railways for the benefit of its users, a comprehensive Indian Railway Web Portal with the URL www.indianrailways.gov.in has been launched. This has been done with a view to consolidate all the services and information onto a single window web interface for the public. This comprehensive omnibus single window web interface will be for the entire Rail User community of India whether they are Passenger Service, Freight Service or Parcel Service Customers.
The e-ticketing module of the Indian Railway Web Portal is expected be the most sought after facility by the passengers. The e-ticketing operations of IRCTC on its website shall also continue in parallel. In the additional facility of e- ticketing provided by IR Web Portal, no travel agents have been allowed so that normal passengers can have the ease of booking during peak hours. The Portal will broadly provide e-ticketing on the Internet (booking and cancellation) and e –ticketing on mobile phone (booking and cancellation).
Individual users desirous of utilizing the facility of booking e-ticket on mobile phone (which is being named as mticket), having requisite internet facility can do so by downloading the mobile ticketing application on the mobile phone from the IR Portal, using the URL sent in SMS. The service charges levied by the Railways will be Rs. 5/- per ticket for Sleeper Class and Second Sitting classes and Rs. 10/- per ticket for all other Reserved Classes.
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