Indian Railways Launches ‘Book Now, Pay Later’ Scheme for Tatkal Tickets



Indian Citizens can book their Tatkal railway ticket and pay later under the new plan reported by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC).

While booking a tatkal ticket, IRCTC clients will have the alternative to get the ticket conveyed to their doorstep and pay the bill by cash, debit card or credit card at the time of delivery, said in a press release by IRCTC payment provider Anduril Technologies.

As of not long ago, the clients needed to make the installment while booking a tatkal ticket. The installment procedure stretched out the time taken to book the ticket considering the scramble for the restricted seats under tatkal, and made it hard to secure an affirmed ticket. Larger part of the tickets under Tatkal amount get booked inside minutes.

Presently, the clients can utilize ‘pay on conveyance’ choice to spare installment time, expanding their odds of booking an affirmed ticket under the Tatkal quantity.



The computerized ticket is conveyed in the meantime through SMS or email and the printed copy of the ticket is delivered at the doorstep inside 24 hours.

The IRCTC site likewise gives the clients to book tickets under general reservation and pay the sum following 15 days through ‘ePaylater’, a pilot project controlled and executed by Arthashastra Fintech.

Notwithstanding, an administration charge of 3.5 percent is imposed on the exchange sum on utilizing ‘ePaylater.

The customers can choose either one of the option when it is displayed on the payment page of IRCTC website while booking a ticket.

The two alternatives, which is in accordance with government’s push towards digital india intiative, is probably going to additionally support the online booking of tickets.


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