IRCTC has announced a new facility to online Tatkal Users. Now we can book Tatkal ticket online first and pay later through the new payment option Pay on Delivery (PoD). Under this new scheme IRCTC passengers who book their tickets online can receive their confirmed Tatkal ticket at their door steps.
The Indian Railways (IRCTC) has teamed up with the Anduril Technologies Pvt Ltd to provide door step delivery process. Until now the Pay on Delivery option is only available for booking General reservations.
The use of payment gateway will make passengers book their Tatkal ticket with in few seconds. IRCTC reportedly books over 130,000 Tatkal transactions every day via the standard online payment gateways where the users have to pay first after the Tatkal quota opens.
Anurag Bajpai, CEO at Anduril Technologies said, “Pay on delivery (PoD) for Tatkal tickets is going to be a huge benefit to for millions of train travellers who need to book under the Tatkal quota. Users already understand that every second is precious while booking a train ticket under Tatkal and we are confident that the option to book first, pay later will find significant adoption among users.”
Anduril Technologies provide PoD service to over 4000+ pin codes across the country. In the case of the cancellation of the ticket before the delivery, the users have to pay the cancellation charges and delivery charges. In he/she fails to do so, IRCTC will deactivate the user account, and strict action will be taken.
Steps to avail IRCTC Pay-on-Delivery Option:
- The user should register in irctc.payondelivery.co.in first
- They need enter either Aadhaar or PAN card details at the time of registration.
- The passenger should choose Pay-on-Delivery option while booking the ticket at IRCTC portal.
- The Digital delivery happens via SMS/e-mail
- Collection of the amount will be done within 24 hours.
IRCTC users can also pay online through a payment link that will be sent to them at time of booking.