IRCTC Virtual Reservation Message(VRM) - How to get it?

Read this article on 'IRCTC Virtual Reservation Message(VRM) - How to get it?'. You can travel on train having only a mobile. Ticket comes in the form of message and this message will be treated as a valid ticket. During travel passengers must have to carry his/her valid original photo-id. No need to book ticket standing on a long queue, not to take any tention about a printout copy. Travel on train anywhere freely.

Now railway ticket booking become easier than before. No need to have any computer system,no need to go to the cyber cafe. Just require a GPRS enabled mobile device. The ticket comes in form of a message which you can show instead of a paper ticket to the ticket checker. This is known as Virtual Reservation Message(VRM).

According to the Officials, Ministry of Indian Railways, they have got a good response from Mobile Rail Booking Service introduced by Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) which is a Government of India Enterprise. Passengers can book their ticket on the mobile website This website is very convenient and easy to use too and can be accessed through any GPRS enabled mobile from anywhere. During booking in IRCTC passengers must have a valid email-id and mobile number which are now mandatory.

How to book a ticket through mobile

1. Atfirst you have to login the website the website with your existing user name and id.


2. Click on the 'Book Ticket' and fill 'Plan My Travel' in details.


3. Then select the train you need and continue booking process.


4. Now use the existing passengers list or 'Add passengers'.


5. Then have to confirm booking details.


6. Pay through Debit or Credit cards.


7. After payment user can get a congratulation message on his/her mobile.


After successful booking, the passengers will get a reservation message on their phone with complete details of the booked ticket including PNR number. Train number, class, date of journey etc. This message will be considered as a ticket. The railway officials said that the authorized message having all important details with original valid photo-id(voter id-card etc)will be treated as a valid ticket. Other than booking passengers can also get a enquiry through their mobiles about their reservation, booked ticket history or cancel the ticket. Internet booking is available between 00:00 am to 23:30 pm.

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Guest Author: gopanunnii02 Mar 2012

Yes very good piece. Full version. Please add how to register the mobile on IRCTC also.

Guest Author: shailesh sanghvi18 Oct 2012

But if I booked rail ticket on computer and didn't get the sms for e-ticket then how to get VRM ?

Guest Author: MAYANK PANT17 Nov 2012

I booked a rail ticket on computer and did not got the sms for e-ticket. How to get VRM?

Guest Author: PIYUSH16 Apr 2014

I have not received any VRM on phone. What can I do?

Guest Author: Subroto Sarkar08 Sep 2015

Dear customer,
Virtual Reservation Message (VRM) - A screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops/ Mobile phone is referred as Virtual Reservation Message (VRM). It is not simple booking confirmation SMS received on phone. You can travel with VRM.

Ticket Booking email is not valid for traveling.

Thanks & Regards
M Haque
Executive, Customer Care
Ph 011 39340000

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