Buy Train Ticket by SMS with GrameenPhone: MobiCash Ticketing

Great advancement in Bangladesh Transport System is now marked with online ticket reservation by SMS with Grameenphone and Banglalink. Here i am gonna discuss the method to buy train ticket in advance with grameenphone sms.

Procedure of Mobicash Ticketing:

1. How to registration for Mobicash Ticketing:

Type TKET from your GP mobile phone and send to 1200. In the reply SMS, you will get your PIN and other instructions. Change the default PIN (dial *777*4* default PIN*New PIN of 4 digit*New PIN of 4 digit# from your mobile).

Those who are already paying utility bills through BillPay service from their mobiles, need not do this registration process.

2. How to Booking online train ticket:

You can book tickets of selected route. But you have to purchase your ‘Booked’ ticket (by sms) within 30 minutes or else your booked ticket will be released for others to buy.

Steps for booking online train ticket in Bangladesh:

  • Dial *131*1# from your mobile
  • Type Journey Date by pressing Answer button and then press Send. (if your journey date is 31 May type 31, if it is 03 June type 03)
  • Type the number beside your preferred Start Station by pressing Answer button and then press Send.
  • Type first 3 letters of your Destination Station. A list of stations will be shown on mobile. Type the number beside your preferred Destination Station by pressing Answer button and then press Send.
  • Select your train (type the number beside your preferred Intercity Train by pressing Answer button and then press Send)
  • Select your Ticket Class (type the number beside your preferred Train Ticket Class by pressing Answer button and then press Send)
  • Select Ticket Option as per your need (type the number beside your preferred ticket option combination)
  • Press ’1′ to confirm Booking (Press ’2′ to reject)
  • You will receive a SMS with the Booking Code and necessary amount in BDT (Bangladeshi Taka).

 Steps after Booking by SMS:

  •  Get sufficient refill in your ‘MobiCash Refill’ within 30 minutes of Booking from any Grameenphone Center or any BillPay marked outlet.
  • Dial *131*2# from your mobile
  • Type the Booking Code you received in previous SMS
  • Insert your PIN number
  • Press ’0′ to confirm
  • [Important] You will receive an e-Ticket number in SMS. Save the e-Ticket number sent to you which you will have to show at selected ‘MobiCash’ branded booth at railway station or selected Grameenphone Centers (GPC) to collect paper-based ticket. Please collect your paper-based ticket at least 1 hour before the departure of train.

Direct Purchase of E-Ticket in Bangladesh:

Steps for Direct Purchase train ticket (without Booking):

First Step Customer Registration and it is mentioned already and Next steps are as follows-

  • Dial *131*3# from your mobile
  • Insert your PIN number
  • Type Journey Date by pressing Answer button and then press Send. (if your journey date is 15 September type 15, if it is 05 September type 05)
  • Type the number beside your preferred Start Station by pressing Answer button and then press Send
  • Type first 3 characters of your Destination Station. You will be presented with a list of stations. Type the number beside your preferred Destination Station by pressing Answer button and then press Send
  • Select your Train (type the number beside your preferred Intercity Train by pressing Answer button and then press Send)
  • Select your Ticket Class (type the number beside your preferred Train Ticket Class by pressing Answer button and then press Send)
  • Select Ticket Option as per your need (type the number beside your preferred ticket option combination)
  • Press ’1′ to confirm Booking (Press ’2′ to reject).
  • You will receive an e-Ticket number in SMS. Save the e-Ticket number sent to you which you will have to show at selected ‘MobiCash’ branded booth at railway station or selected Grameenphone Centers (GPC) to collect paper-based ticket. Please collect your paper-based ticket at least 1 hour before the departure of train.

Disclaimer from Grameen Phone:

  • A service charge of 20 taka will be applicable for each seat purchased through ‘MobiCash’ Ticketing service.
  • A customer can perform two transactions from a single mobile number in a month

>> In each transaction customer can purchase 1 to 4 seats, like before.

>> In a particular destination, customer is allowed to perform a single transaction (1 to    4 seats) in a month. Example: If a customer perform a transaction from Dhaka-Chittagong on 20th February’11, he won’t be allowed to perform another transaction for the same route (Dhaka-Chittagong) in February’11. But he can perform another transaction from Chittagong-Dhaka.

  • From now on customers can purchase advance three (03) days ticket before journey day. For example, tickets for journey date 20th February will open on 17th February. Ticketing time will be 9:00 AM to 10:00PM.
  • Tickets purchased through ‘MobiCash’ ticketing service is not transferrable to others. This service is solely dependent on the availability of tickets in Bangladesh Railway.
  • Bangladesh Railway authority reserves the right to cancel the ticket at any time. Their authority will be deemed as Final. For refund of ticket, regular Bangladesh Railway practices and rules will be followed and Bangladesh Railway Authority’s decision will be the final.
  • A customer MUST collect the paper-based ticket from designated booth at railway stations at least 1 hour prior to the departure of train. Printed tickets can also be picked up from selected GPCs. Please consider GPC operational hours (9am-7pm) and travel time for picking the printed tickets from GPCs.
  • Through ‘MobiCash’ Ticketing service, one can purchase tickets 3 days in advance of departure. No booking will take place 12 hours before the departure but customers can Direct Purchase up to 6 hours prior to departure. No e-ticket will be sold through mobile from 6 hours before departure.
  • If the ‘MobiCash’ balance cannot be used to buy an e-ticket, then it can be used for BillPay, Flexiload and to purchase train ticket later.

List of GrameenPhone Centers from where printed tickets can be picked:

List of GrameenPhone Centers:

Dhaka:

Grameenphone Centers at Motijheel, Gulshan, Farmgate, Mirpur, Dhanmondi

Chittagong:

Grameenphone Centers at Agrabad and GEC

Rajshahi:

Grameenphone Center at Natore Road, Rajshahi

Sylhet:

Grameenphone Center at Airport Road Amborkhana, Sylhet

This post is adapted from www.grameenphone.com

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Comments

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