IRCTC next-generation e-ticketing: In a bid to go paperless by choosing digitization, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways has introduced multiple schemes for facilitating cashless transactions.
In this regard, one of the major steps has been to streamline the online train ticket booking process through the official website of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the e-ticketing arm of Indian Railways. The option for making digital payments through credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets has been made available for some time now.
IRCTC has been upgrading the website, irctc.co.in, and has introduced new digital features such as CNF probability, ePay Later and “track your train”, in order to make the train ticket process seamless for passengers.
This is a next-generation payment option for Indian Railways passengers allowing them to make the actual payment of for the IRCTC e-ticket at a later stage, while getting a confirmed ticket beforehand. For using this, users need to sign up on ePayLater once. Once signed up, enter the journey details on IRCTC’s website and pick Pay on Delivery or PayLater at checkout and select ePayLater.
Login by using the registered mobile number and enter the OTP received. Confirm the booking amount and the ticket will be booked. Users will have a period of 14 days from the date of transaction to settle the payment.