Soon, you would be able to get railway tickets at your doorsteps by just dialling a number.

Aptly named as “Dial-a-ticket”, the soon-to-be launched service of Railways is currently on trial.In a major boost towards improving passengers amenities, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is going to introduce its unique “Dial-a-Ticket” programme next month. Then passengers would be able to dial a unique number and book tickets over the phone. The tickets would be personally handed over to the passengers at their homes.

The aim is to shorten the queue at the ticket windows. Once operational, this will be a big step towards providing tickets at door steps as value-added facilities to railway passengers across the country.such a step will be a major boost for decongesting ticket counters. “Ticket counters of major stations like New Delhi are always crowded. Such a step, thus, will help from the security angle too.

About the mode of payment, initially a caller has to make payment through cash card and later, credit card payment facilities are likely to be added.

This service will start next month and a separate dedicated 3 or 4 digit number for which railway has apply with department of telecommunication . the detail of the number and payment will announce soon.