New Delhi, Sep 4 : The extended commercial arm of Railways --Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has decided to reduce the convenience fees to be charged from the customers for booking e-tickets online through its website. The company will now charge Rs 15 per ticket for booking Non-AC classes online while it will charge Rs 30 per ticket for booking AC and First class tickets. This is a 25 percent decrease in the earlier service charges of Rs 20 per ticket for Non-AC Class tickets and Rs 40 per ticket for AC First class.
The company has further decided to charge only Rs 10 per ticket for booking Non-AC class tickets and Rs 20 per ticket for AC and First Class tickets for customers making payment made through UPI/BHIM applications which shall be applicable from November 1, 2019. It has also decided to further incentivise the customers making online payment through UPI/BHIM applications, the Corporation said in a statement here.
The existing e-ticketing platform of IRCTC also known as the Next Generation E-Ticketing system (NGeT) was commissioned by the company in the year 2014 for service period of five years with a capacity to book 7,200 tickets in a minute and was progressively enhanced to book 24,000 tickets in a minute. UNI