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E-ticketing on Shatabdi from Aug 12
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 9
The Railways will launch its much-touted E-ticketing scheme from August 12 on a pilot basis on the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi.

A Railway Ministry spokesperson said under the scheme, the photo identy card of the passenger, along with the print-out of the Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS), will enable him to travel on the train.

The service can be availed by the customer from the website www.irctc.co.in by duly selecting the e-ticket option.

While booking, the passenger has to give the details of any one of the photo identity cards such as Voter identity Card, passport, PAN card, driving license and identity cards issued by the Central and state governments to their employees.

For foreigners and non-Resident Indians (NRIs), their passports will be treated as identification cards.

The payment options for E-ticket on the website consists of internet banking facilities offered by 15 major banks in India and also the existing cash card payment option.

The ticket will not be booked if at the time of booking, the status is WL (neither confirmed nor RAC).

The spokesperson said a passenger has to necessarily carry the same photo identity card as given during the booking along with the ERS. If the passenger is not able to carry the ERS but is carrying the proper identity card as given during booking, journey can be done after paying Rs 50 per ticket to the ticket examiner as penalty, if his\her name is on the chart.

The passenger must also carry a platform ticket in case the ERS is not with him. If the name is not available on the chart, he is not authorised to board the train and the case will be treated as ticket-less travel.

The E-tickets can be cancelled only through the Internet till chart preparation of the train.

Cancellation is not allowed at face-to-face railway counters. The refund will be credited back to the account used for booking as for normal Internet tickets.

If there is any partial cancellation of tickets, the user should ensure that the modified ERS is printed separately as for the original ticket, the spokesperson said.

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