With the IRCTC looking to launch its own digital payment gateway, get set for seamless digital transactions. Around 1.2 crore tickets are booked on the ICTC website each month, and as of now, they have partnered with PayTm, Mobikwik, Razorpay etc.
As you look forward to book train tickets on the website or mobile application of IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation), you will soon not require any third party vendor’s bank card or digital wallet because IRCTC is set to launch its own payment gateway app known as IRCTC-iPay. In a tweet shared on Wednesday, IRCTC declared that its own payment gateway IRCTC-iPay will be available by August 18, which is nearly two months from now.
The tweet additionally indicates that IRCTC has effectively finished all the administrative conventions in keep running up to the official dispatch in August.
The PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) endorsement has been allowed to IRCTC, specified the tweet. The IRCTC iPay gives all payment options, for example, Credit Card, Debit Card, International Card, Auto Debit, UPI, Digital Wallets and so forth.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to substances that acknowledge credit card payments. On the off chance that an organization or specialist co-op expects to acknowledge card installment, and store, process and transmit cardholder information, at that point it needs to have information safely with a PCI consistent facilitating supplier.
It is imperative that one can likewise utilize BHIM application to purchase train tickets by means of IRCTC. This facility was introduced in December a year ago.
PCI DSS affirmation would likewise guarantee that the information is protected and correspondence between various servers occur in an anchored way. The back-end support will be given by Delhi and Bengaluru based MMAD interchanges, which is the IRCTC’s technology partner, said reports. IRCTC’s installment passage may give sriff rivalry to payment firms, for example, Razorpay, Mobikwik and Paytm, who right now control IRCTC’s railway ticket booking exchanges through their portals.
The Railways has long been the backbone of our transport system of the country. As per the IRCTC’s 2016-2017 annual report, the platform sold around 5,73,000 tickets daily.
SBI (State Bank of India) card
Other than iPay, IRCTC likewise offers IRCTC SBI card that empowers clients to get up to 10 per cent value back on AC1, AC11, CC booking as SBI Card Travel Reward Points for ticket purchases at irctc website.
Through the IRCTC SBI Platinum Card, you can shop, feast, travel on your and win one reward point for each Rs. 125 spent on non-fuel retail buys, including railroad ticket purchases at irctc website. Clients can redeem all their reward points on irctc website against railway ticket purchases.
The most effective method to apply for IRCTC SBI Platinum Card
Clients need to send a SMS writing “RAIL” to 56767. From that point onward, an agent from SBI will get in touch with him/her. You can likewise visit “Apply Now” area of sbicard.com to apply for this card.
IRCTC has been running extraordinary travel bundles and prepares crosswise over local and global goals. One can investigate IRCTC Tourism’s Buddhist Circuit Special Train bundle that incorporates an eight-day long agenda, to spots, for example, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Varanasi, Samath, among others. One can likewise design a six-day outing to Russia or multi day visit to Andaman or a six-day visit to Bhutan.
As of now, the IRCTC is the nation’s largest e-commerce portal in terms of revenues, and this move could translate into even bigger profits.