Train travel in India

Train travel in India

The Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to pleasing its passengers. The IRCTC website, which is India’s one stop shop for booking train tickets online, has now started the Pay on Delivery service. After launching the Buy Now Pay Later service, this news comes as another pleasant surprise for IRCTC users. The announcement came on Wednesday, August 2nd, from IRCTC payment provider Anduril Technologies. This means that IRCTC users can now have tickets delivered to their doorstep without having to make any online payment. The Pay on Delivery option will enable users to book their tickets hassle-free and pay for them when they are delivered. One of the major benefits of this scheme is that the passengers don’t have the face the inconvenience of payment failures. Usually, the process of online payments using credit or debit cards take a while and if you run into any Internet issues, chances are that your transaction doesn’t go through. What’s worse is that sometimes, the money gets debited but the ticket still isn’t issued and then it takes 7-15 days for the amount to be refunded to the user’s account. With the new Pay on Delivery option, this problem in the booking process can be eliminated. Also Read - Lockdown: IRCTC Suspends Bookings For Its 3 Trains Till April 30, Passengers to Get Full Refund



The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp, or IRCTC as we know it, processes 1,30,000 tatkal transactions on a daily basis. If any of you have ever tried booking a tatkal ticket online, you would know that most of the tickets get sold out in the first few minutes of the quota opening. With the new Pay on Delivery option, online tatkal ticket booking is bound to become easier and way more convenient especially for those who are not very tech savvy or those who are skeptical about paying money online. Once the passengers pick the PoD option, they can choose to pay via cash, debit card or credit card at their doorstep. Also Read - Only Patients, Students and People With Disabilities to Get Railway Concessions for Bookings as of Now

Train commute is a huge part of the lives of people in India. Whether it is to visit family and friends or for vacations, several people rely on train ticket bookings. Since train travel is cheaper compared to air travel, and more convenient than road transport, millions of people prefer taking the train for their trips. With the new Pay on Delivery option, these millions now have a better way of booking their journey tickets. Also Read - Special Tourist Train Shri Ramayana Express to Run From March 28: IRCTC



Edited by: Dilip Merala