Indian Railways to launch mobile phone ticketing app

Indian Railways has announced they are developing a mobile ticketing application for mobile phones.

The application will be available to download onto a mobile phone and tickets will be sent by text message.

Anyone using the app would have to carry proof of identification but will no longer have to queue for tickets at stations.

Passengers in rural areas of India often have to purchase tickets from a travel agency, where they can often be sold at higher prices.

This new form of ticket purchasing could make the railways much more accessible to those who live in rural areas, away from a main station where tickets aren’t sold.

Individuals will need to be registered on the IRCTC’s Online Passenger Reservation System in order to reserve tickets.

Indian Railways say they are not looking to increase ticket prices.

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