1. Indian Railways launches ticket booking app for Android, Windows phones; here’s how to buy General category tickets

Indian Railways launches ticket booking app for Android, Windows phones; here’s how to buy General category tickets

The App will be available for cellphones running on the Android operating systems. An App for Blackberry will be available later.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 24, 2015 11:10 AM
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As of today, rail commuters can use a mobile phone app to obtain general category tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian Railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. (PTI photo: Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu at an official ceremony.)

As of today, rail commuters can use a mobile phone app to obtain tickets in the unreserved or general category as the Indian Railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing.

“We have launched a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Apart from being a green initiative, the paperless ticketing system would also save time for passengers as it allows them to avoid lining up at the ticket window.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu introduced the mobile app for paperless unreserved ticketing for commuters in Egmore and Tambram suburban sections in Chennai under Southern Railway zone.

Developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) “utsonmobile” – the paperless unreserved ticketing feature in mobile application aims to eliminate the need for printing of unreserved tickets.

“It was a budget proposal to provide paperless tickets in unreserved segment and we implemented it today,” Prabhu said after launching the system here.

The app, which is for both Android and Windows mobile-based platforms, can be downloaded from Google Play Store or Windows Store and used by the user.

The application provides necessary on-screen alerts to guide the passenger during the booking process.

An App for Blackberry will be available later.

Here is how you can use the app:

1. As per the plan, a traveller can download the app from the Google App store for Android-based mobile phones.

2. After the download, the user will get a registration ID number for creation of a railway e-wallet.

3. Money for buying tickets will have to be loaded through the e-wallet mobile payment system either online or at a ticket counter at any station.

4. Passengers have the option of topping up the e-wallet at ticket counters or on the IRCTC website using a credit or debit card.

5. Having booked a ticket using the App, a commuter needs not take a print-out of the same and he can show its soft copy on the cellphone to the TTE.

6. Besides booking tickets, season tickets can also be renewed using the app.

7. The passenger has to use the ticket within an hour of booking the ticket as per the policy of suburban sections.

8. The ticket will have distinct colour scheme everyday and it cannot be forwarded to another mobile, they said.

On a pilot basis, the paperless ticketing system in unreserved segment will cover 15 stations in the suburban section of Southern Railway, officials said.

Railways plan to extend the paperless service in suburban section in all metros.

Expressing hope that the system will increase transparency and efficiency, Prabhu asked railway staff to come forward with new innovative ideas to improve passenger service.

He also appreciated the role of CRIS in making the system operational in the shortest possible time and also announced a reward of Rs 4 lakh to the organisation.

More than one crore passenger travel daily in unreserved segment and railways uses 1200 metric ton paper every year for printing unreserved tickets, they added.

With PTI Inputs

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    Dheeraj kumar
    Feb 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm
    Andha Bank
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      Prakas kumar
      Dec 11, 2016 at 2:45 am
      Prakas kumar TRIVEDI
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        Ebadul sk
        Nov 7, 2016 at 2:35 am
        Ebadul sk
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          AddTransit (https://addtransit.com)
          Jan 9, 2016 at 7:59 am
          Hi, Here's the link to the app:
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            AddTransit (https://addtransit.com)
            Jan 9, 2016 at 8:00 am
            play.google/store/apps/details?id=com.cris.utsmobile&hl=en
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              r
              Jul 11, 2016 at 7:58 am
              I was trying to search this APP on google store. It shows many.. Which one is from CRIS and good one
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                Anil Twari
                Apr 24, 2015 at 11:55 am
                eWALLET scheme provides following advantages: Hle free and secure 1. transactions. 2. Precious booking time saved by eliminating payment approval cycle. 3. Benefit of saving Payment Gateway charges per ticket. 4. Manage account online and top up online. Dependency on a specific bank is reduced, as when any of the provided banks go offline, you can still book tickets from your eWALLET account. 5. Salient features of eWALLET are: User Authentication: IRCTC eWALLET users will be verified and authenticated through their PAN card number in an Online Verification Process. 1. Secured Access: IRCTC offers secure booking through eWALLET by providing Transaction Pword/ PIN Number that is required to be entered for every booking done through eWALLET. 2. Complete History: User is provided with a separate link namely eWALLET that offers eWALLET Transaction history, eWALLET payment History & change transaction pword options. 3.Easy Refund: In case of ticket cancellation, the due refund will be credited to your eWALLET Account next day. 4. 7 Easy steps to register and book ticket through eWALLET: 1) Login to IRCTC with your existing IRCTC user id and pword. 2) Click the "eWALLET Registration" link under eWALLET Section in the "Plan my travel" page. 3) Complete Verification process by providing PAN CARD No. and other details. Deposit one time registration fee of Rs.250/-(inclusive of Service Tax and Education CESS on Service Tax,non refundable) online with any of the available payment options. 4) 5) Membership fee and Redemption is subject to change at the discretion of IRCTC. Credit the eWALLET account with the minimum deposit of Rs.100/- and top up with the required booking amount. Maximum amount permitted in user's account is Rs. 5,000. 6) Pay ticket booking amount through eWALLET which is displa as payment option along with other Banks. 7) Please note: eWALLET facility will not be available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
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                  Anil Twari
                  Apr 24, 2015 at 11:56 am
                  eWALLET scheme provides following advantages: Hle free and secure 1. transactions. 2. Precious booking time saved by eliminating payment approval cycle. 3. Benefit of saving Payment Gateway charges per ticket. 4. Manage account online and top up online. Dependency on a specific bank is reduced, as when any of the provided banks go offline, you can still book tickets from your eWALLET account. 5. Salient features of eWALLET are: User Authentication: IRCTC eWALLET users will be verified and authenticated through their PAN card number in an Online Verification Process. 1. Secured Access: IRCTC offers secure booking through eWALLET by providing Transaction Pword/ PIN Number that is required to be entered for every booking done through eWALLET. 2. Complete History: User is provided with a separate link namely eWALLET that offers eWALLET Transaction history, eWALLET payment History & change transaction pword options. 3. Easy Refund: In case of ticket cancellation, the due refund will be credited to your eWALLET Account next day. 4. 7 Easy steps to register and book ticket through eWALLET: 1. Login to IRCTC with your existing IRCTC user id and pword. 2. Click the "eWALLET Registration" link under eWALLET Section in the "Plan my travel" page. 3. Complete Verification process by providing PAN CARD No. and other details. Deposit one time registration fee of Rs.250/-(inclusive of Service Tax and Education CESS on Service Tax,non refundable) online with any of the available payment options. 4. 5. Membership fee and Redemption is subject to change at the discretion of IRCTC. Credit the eWALLET account with the minimum deposit of Rs.100/- and top up with the required booking amount. Maximum amount permitted in user's account is Rs. 5,000. 6. Pay ticket booking amount through eWALLET which is displa as payment option along with other Banks. 7. Please note: eWALLET facility will not be available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Railp:
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                  1. Manish Malhotra
                    Apr 28, 2015 at 12:32 pm
                    whats the use of news article if you have not posted link to download app.
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                      Apr 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm
                      its name is "UTS"
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                        abc
                        Apr 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm
                        utsonmobile
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                          sunil kumar
                          Apr 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm
                          what's the AAP name???
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                            Yogesh Daramwar
                            Apr 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm
                            What is the name of the app?
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                              Jay
                              May 3, 2015 at 10:22 am
                              Its UTS.
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                                dharmendra
                                Apr 23, 2015 at 8:53 am
                                What is the name of app
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                                1. Guru Ji
                                  Oct 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm
                                  Hi Friends, A Complete reference App for Central Government News. And get the latest happenings, up to date. Its completely free Android App... Just make a try and share to your friends. Thanks :)
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                                    MamtaChatterjee
                                    Oct 15, 2015 at 9:17 am
                                    A total waste app. GPS never gets detected. Don't waste your time downloading this . Those who have money in their wallets, please get refunds from the respective authorities. There is a new irctc app which more better than this. Avail Indian Railways information at your fingertips. We have tried to create a lightweight IRCTC app but its still loaded with many features : Download #IndianRailway #IRCTCPNRChecking #App: Google Play- iTunes- ?
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                                      Mahesh
                                      Apr 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm
                                      It is good. But I would like to point out here that IRTC website's option for payment through credit card is disabled since last 2-3 months. So it is no guarantee that the app will work properly as it might not be maintained properly
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                                        MAYUR SHAH
                                        May 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm
                                        MOBILE APP NAME PLEASE
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                                          rik
                                          Sep 12, 2015 at 7:33 am
                                          And For IOS user :(
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                                            RAJARAMAN.V.
                                            Apr 22, 2015 at 11:59 pm
                                            Mr Yogesh, The application name is "utsonmobile" and it can be downloaded from Play store.
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