Buy tatkal tickets now & pay later: IRCTC

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: To further facilitate passengers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Wednesday announced that passengers can now pay later for their tickets booked under the tatkal quota on its website.

Earlier, such service was only available for the general reservations. For tatkal bookings, passengers had to first pay via online payment before the IRCTC portal confirmed their ticket.

But now even for tatkal tickets, IRCTC users will be able to pay via cash, debit card or credit card by opting to have tickets delivered at their doorstep, said IRCTC payment provider Anduril Technologies.

IRCTC processes 130,000 tatkal transactions daily. A majority of these tickets is booked within minutes of the quota opening.

The new feature eliminates the transaction failures as often the money gets debited and the ticket is not issued due to multiple reasons. The refund cycle is of about seven to 15 days.

“The pay on delivery feature completely circumvents the use of a payment gateway and will help users make the bookings in just a few seconds greatly increasing their chance of booking a confirmed ticket under the tatkal quota,” said Anduril Technologies CEO Anurag Bajpai.

He said it will hugely benefit millions of travellers.

With IANS Inputs