SMS or E-mail will serve as ticket in Indian railways
Did you ever forget print out copy of train ticket and paid the fine?
Stop Worrying. From now you need not spend a single penny from your pocket as Indian railways has introduced VRM facility. No need to carry E-ticket print out, you can show SMS or E-mail as ticket along with valid photo ID proof.
What exactly VRM mean?
VRM means Virtual Reservation Message. It is a screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/Mobile Phones and you can show it when required by the TTE. This facility allows the passenger to travel without a printed ticket.
Good Bye ERS, Welcome VRM to the new world.
Earlier to this facility everyone used to show ERS (Electronic Reservation Slip) that is a printed version of ticket with reservation details and if someone does not take a print out of ticket, he or she had to pay fine of Rs. 50 after producing a valid photo ID along with your PNR Number.
VRM along with any of the specified valid ID proofs in original now can be used for travelling to any distance if your ticket is confirmed or RAC.
Also there is a drawback of using VRM because if in an unfortunate situations mobile/laptop charging is down and couldn’t able to power it on, keeping this in mind most of the people are carrying print out copies of E-ticket at a safer side.
“Go Green, Save Planet”, It’s really good that Indian Railway Govt. is following this by reducing dependency on paper which results to stop cutting down trees at least this way. We being one among them need to utilize this facility to a maximum extent.
Lol.. Life has become much easier with advancements in technology.
Have you not opted this facility till now? Then why to be behind time, start using it from your next journey.