Frequent travellers will be relieved to know that the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) is set to launch its own payment aggregator called IRCTC-iPay. This means that you will no longer need to use third-party vendor's digital wallets when you book tickets on IRCTC's official website or the Rail Connect App.
In a tweet, IRCTC only disclosed that the app will allow payment options like Credit Card, Debit Card, International Card, Auto Debit, UPI, Wallets etc. It also said that PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) security certificate has been given to IRCTC. Further details were not disclosed.
IRCTC's own payment Agreegator IRCTC-iPay will be available on https://t.co/K9ZxE5Qlmj by Aug-18 as PCI-DSS security certificate has been granted to IRCTC. IRCTC iPay provides all payment options like Credit Card, Debit Card, International Card, Auto Debit, UPI, Wallets etc. pic.twitter.com/yChPOsoH2l— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) June 19, 2018
Save on air travel
This week, IRCTC also announced its IRCTC Air feature that allows users to book air tickets at convenience fees as low as Rs 59. You can book air tickets using the app or on from its website air.irctc.co.in.
Book Domestic or international flight tickets at lowest convenience fee on any route. #LTC approved— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) June 12, 2018
Download #IRCTCAir app https://t.co/iHd9Xw4KHS https://t.co/uqP5OojH7u
or visit https://t.co/VCMTylxO2U pic.twitter.com/TtGxQEelwE