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How to Take IRCTC Platform Ticket Online

Indian railways is the lifeline of Indian transportation and connectivity system allowing millions of people to travel across the length and breadth of the country via simple rail connection. This has been such a great initiative that major cargo and human transportation between states are heavily dependent on railways.

IRCTC is the railway wing that controls and manages the ticketing and handling of the Indian railways. It is well known that ticketing for the railway can be accessible via the IRCTC website or app for users. You book a ticket and then board to your destination, that’s how it works. But there’s one thing you have noticed. If you ever go to the railway station to drop off your family or friends, you’ll also need a platform ticket to be able to legally enter the railway platform.

This platform ticket initiative was made to allow the legality and the monitoring of the users and create a streamlined approach without everyone flogging the platform. The platform tickets are mandatory and any absence of such will be cause for penalty. As a result, users whenever they go to the station, get in line and buy a platform ticket. But getting in line can be time-consuming and hence there’s a digital feature that allows you to buy the platform ticket online.

IRCTC Platform

We here take a look at the steps that you need to follow to get your platform ticket online. Read along.

How to get an IRCTC Platform Ticket Online

  1. Sign up on the IRCTC official app. For this, you can download it from the Play Store or the Appstore and then register with your details. You can access all the ticketing and other options from this IRCTC app regarding Indian railway ticketing and booking.
  2. Once you open the app by logging in, select the platform booking option present on the homepage of the app.
  3. Now the app will trace your location and give you an option about the nearest station and the train details.
  4. Then select the station that you’re going to and then click on the option for platform ticket.
  5. You can choose between paperless or paper tickets.
  6. Then select the number of tickets that you’ll need and then click on the buy option.
  7. You can buy the tickets via the use of Rwallet, IRCTC’s wallet, or any other means like debit card, credit card, UPI, net banking, or other wallet apps.
  8. Then select the book ticket option as confirmation.
  9. Now your payment will be processed and upon successful payment your ticket will be generated.
  10. You can access the ticket from the booking history.
  11. Once your ticket is booked you can simply go to the station and click on the show ticket option to showcase the ticket to any ticket checkers stationed at the platform during checking.
  12. If you want the paper version of the ticket then you can simply print the same from the use of Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM) or the general booking counter by showing your ticket and the booking ID.
  13. Now simply go to the platform and see off or drop your family or friends with ease without the need to worry about penalty.

Note: Buying a platform ticket is compulsory for people looking to enter the platform premises. Without the platform ticket, you will be charged a penalty by the ticket checker. The platform tickets cost a minimal amount and hence it is requested for everyone wanting to go inside the platform to get a ticket and be safe from any penalty charges.


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