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E-tickets on Mobile Phones, Laptops, Tablets on Indian Railway Trains

New Delhi, 18 October 2011: Indian Railways has announced that screen shot of the electronic ticket (e-ticket) reserved via IRCTC website can be displayed to the TTR via laptops/palmtops/tablets/mobile phones against the conventional print out of the ticket form.

This facility is introduced as an enviroment friendly, paper saving measure, but valid identity proof should be there with the passenger.

The various modes to carrying railway tickets while travelling is as follows:

Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS) - The printout in standard specified Performa containing reservation particulars, and instructions for use which can be used by the passenger along with the relevant authorized Identification, as travel authority for performing the journey.

Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) - A screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/ Mobile phone is referred as Virtual Reservation Message (VRM).

ERS/VRM along with any one of the eight prescribed ID proofs in original and the indication of the passenger(s)' name(s) in the Reservation Chart will authorize the passenger to travel.

VRM combined with valid photo-id in original will be treated as an instrument on par with the ERS.

ERS/VRM along with one of the eight prescribed proofs of identity in original will also authorize the passenger to enter the platform on the day of journey and he/she will not be required to purchase platform ticket. ERS/VRM along with original id proof will be required to be produced on demand of Ticket Checking Staff on the platform.

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