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New Delhi: Indian Railways have introduced paperless ticket facility through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website including e-ticket booking through mobile phones.

Passengers can take a screen shot of the ticket booked on mobile which provides a valid authentication for travel along with prescribed identity proof on the reservation chart.

The ticket screenshot can be saved on mobile, laptop and shown to the ticket collecting officials. Thus, there is no need to take a print out of ticket in this case, Minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said in Lok Sabha in a written reply on Wednesday.

Apart from it, to facilitate convenient booking of unreserved tickets by passengers without having to stand in long queues to purchase Railway tickets, Indian Railways have introduced the facility of booking of paperless unreserved ticket, season ticket and platform ticket through mobile phone in some stations in Central, Western, Eastern, Southern, South Eastern, South Central and Northern Railways as a pilot project.

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