Thrissur Railway Passengers' Association, TRPA is the confluence of all the stake holders who are interested in the development of Railway facilities in and around Thrissur. Naturally, all the people who avail Railway facilities from Thrissur and other neighbouring stations are automatically the members of this association. Due to the historic reasons, commuters from Thrissur towards Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Palakkad sides form the active group. TRPA always stands for meeting the public demands and this process is well supported by Railway Men, Political Leaders and the Media in Thrissur. The tireless efforts by TRPA in achieving the long standing basic requirements of Thrissur are well recognised and appreciated by one and all. TRPA is committed to continue its service to the society at large, cutting across all divisions. "Our prime focus is on the sustainable improvement of rail service in the country to world class levels with special emphasis on Thrissur"

Saturday 15 September 2012

Book rail tickets on mobiles

Even without a debit or credit card or net banking facility, customers can now book their railway tickets online, thanks to the introduction of the IMPS (Interbank Mobile Payment System) by the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited).IMPS now allows inter-bank payments through mobile phones. A customer won’t require a computer to purchase train tickets. The charge for using the IMPS facility has been pegged at Rs. 5 for a transaction of up to Rs. 5000, and Rs. 10 thereafter. According to the IRCTC, by providing an additional payment option, it would be able to make the functioning of its website smoother. Booking via the IMPS will be possible for only those who have registered their mobile numbers with their respective bank accounts, as they would be required to furnish their unique MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) and the M-PIN (Mobile PIN). Things will become much smoother in the near future when a customer will be able to book his/her tickets through mobile SMSs without having to access the internet or using a debit or credit card. (K. Balchand, The Hindu dt 15-9-2012)

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