IRCTC Rolls Out E-Wallet Facility, Now Allows Tatkal Ticket Booking Using the App

By May 6th, 2018 AT 5:19 PM

To move ahead with the technology and to facilitate the easy booking of tickets IRCTC is encouraging users to transition to its e-wallet. Like other applications like Paytm and Freecharge this e-wallet by IRCTC will allow the users to pre-deposit money in the wallet, and then later they will be able to use it for ticket booking. Also, the latest update will allow the users to book tatkal tickets using the application which was previously not possible.

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On its website IRCTC also highlighted the fact “Like other e-wallets — Paytm and Mobikwik — IRCTC e-wallet allows its users to deposit money in advance with IRCTC, which can be used as a payment option while booking train tickets. This e-wallet facility of IRCTC will help you save time by eliminating payment approval cycle.”

It is noteworthy that not much long ago, Rajen Gohain (Minister of State for Railways) made an official statement saying that the government would intensify attempts to strengthen the online ticket reservation system. As a part of that development IRCTC also notified users that if a train got cancelled from the source, the ticket amount would automatically be refunded to the user’s account through which the payment was made in the app. IRCTC also tweeted about the same “PNR (passenger name record) will be automatically cancelled. Refunds will be processed in the same account through which payment was made.”

Also on the similar lines to the ticket booking application, IRCTC has also launched the Food on Track app which will allow the users to order food onboard the train. The authority also tweeted about the same “Now your favourite food is just a click away even during Train Journey! IRCTC brings to you delicious meals from a restaurant of your choice.” To keep a stringent check and to ensure customer service, the officials also said that the cost would be borne by IRCTC in case food provider does not issue the bill to the traveller.

The Food on Track app will also have the functionality to auto cancel the order in case of cancellation of PNR.

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dragonmonk

All those extra charges! For some reason IRCTC thinks that they are in the luxury business – whether it comes to all the extra charges on credit cards, debit cards, online banking, variable pricing for tatkal booking and now this wallet. They come up with apparently good ideas and kill them when it comes to implementation. After all these decades, it’s a shame that a simple train booking requires login, re-login and payment failures.

sAm

Tatkal business is itself a big scam jolted by IRCTC.

Kunal

Login is required ,to avoid misuse by agents. There is a limit for no of tickets that can be booked in a day from a single account.

There is no other way to keep a check .

sAm

But couldn’t understand why they removed support for ios and never came back as on date.

dragonmonk

There are few iOS developers in India. And most companies are not willing to pay a premium to them. So, most of them use some useless cross-platform library (supposed to work across Android and iOS) or don’t release or update iOS apps at all or release real bad quality products. IRCTC is no exception.

sAm

Right.
Also it proves one of the many reasons of worthlessness of IRCTC with respect to Indian Railways.

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