Now, book a tatkal ticket and pay later. Here's how

One can book an e-ticket now and can pay the fare within 15 days through the website. Till now, this option to pay later was available only for general reservations

In order to make bookings simpler, the Indian Railways have come up with a new facility for Tatkal tickets. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) has introduced a facility on its website which is book now, pay later. Now, one can book an e-ticket and can pay the fare within 15 days through the website. Till now, this option to pay later was available only for general reservations.

Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday in a written reply to a question. Now, while booking an e-ticket, the user will have an ‘ePaylater’ scheme and a service charge of 3.5 per cent is levied on the transaction apart from other taxes.

According to IRCTC payment provider Andruil Technologies, while booking a tatkal ticket, IRCTC users can pay the fare amount via cash, debit card or credit card and can have tickets delivered at their doorstep.

Also Read: Indian Railways to soon reserve lower berth in 3AC coach for differently abled in trains

Around 130,000 tatkal transactions are processed by IRCTC per day and the majority of the tickets get booked as soon as the quota opens. At times, due to various reasons, the ticket is not issued even after the money is debited, the new feature will eliminate such transaction failures.

Also Read: Food served by Indian Railways in trains and stations unsuitable for eating: CAG report

Anduril Technologies CEO Anurag Bajpai said, “The pay on delivery feature completely circumvents the use of a payment gateway and will help users make the bookings in just a few seconds greatly increasing their chance of booking a confirmed ticket under the tatkal quota”. He added that millions of travellers will be benefitted by this new scheme.

(Source: IANS)

For interesting news videos from InUth, follow us on Youtube.com/InUthdotcom

Related Posts
Meet Delhi’s Guitar Rao Who Gives Music Lessons For Just Re 1
Meet Delhi’s Guitar Rao Who Gives Music Lessons For Just Re 1

Carrying a bagful of flutes on one shoulder and guitar on the other, Guitar Rao can be mistaken for one of the many flute peddlers who make cityscapes more interesting than they really are. But Rao isn’t selling. At least not wares. Like pied pipers of lore, the 58-year-old travels from city to city to […]

BCCI Announces 18-Man Test Squad For England, Rishabh Pant Gets Maiden Test Call-Up
BCCI Announces 18-Man Test Squad For England, Rishabh Pant Gets Maiden Test Call-Up

Indian skipper Virat Kohli will have a hard time selecting the team for the upcoming Test series against England

×Close
×Close