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In a country where most of the work was done manually a few years ago, the introduction of e-ticketing and its popularity is no surprise. It is not about anything but just about convenience. The e-ticket phenomenon has taken the country by storm. Within a very short period of introducing the Indian railway e-ticket, more than half the number of passengers who used Internet, chose to book their tickets online through e-ticketing. To get an e-ticket, all you need is a printer to take a print-out of the ticket. And just with an photo ID proof – PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID…you can set out on your journey with that slip of paper.

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In case you misplace or lose your print out of the e-ticket, you will always have another copy or you can get a new print out. In case you do not have printer; you can always get it printed at any cyber café. The comparative ease of access to tickets, minimal service charge and increased accessibility to computers and printers seem to be the main reasons for e-ticketing to be on the rise.

When booking a ticket online on IRCTC website, you have the option of availing an e-ticket or choosing an I-ticket. I-ticket is similar to one you would have got at the ticket counter and it is couriered at the address you provide at the time of booking. However, an e-ticket is sent to your e-mail Id in the form of an e-mail and you can get a printout of the ticket instantly. The first thing that you have to do to avail of India railways e-ticketing facility is to register at IRCTC. For registration, you have to provide a User name and Password of your choice, which you will use in all your future logins for booking tickets or otherwise.

Once you register on IRCTC website, you can book ticket any time using the username and password you chose while registering. You can book an e-ticket, I-ticket or a Tatkal ticket, depending upon your requirement.