Confirmation SMS’s to the waitlisted passengers – IRCTC

Recent developments include SMS’s to the mobile phones in case, the tickets get confirmed before their train journey. As of passengers have to dial 139 to enquire about the waitlisted ticket or need to use internet, while some others check at the station.

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A Senior Railway Ministry official said, “Once the SMS-based service is operational, passengers will get the updated status of their wait-listed tickets automatically, only those passengers will get the message whose tickets get confirmed.”

CRIS, which is the technological arm of Railways, is involved in making the software for SMS based service.

This facility will benefit most of them as they need not have to regularly check if the tickets get confirmed or not. In-short, it is a very good initiative and we need to see how this will be accepted.

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