IRCTC Partners with MobiKwik on E-cash Payment

Have you tired of entering all the details in order to book your train tickets especially while booking tatkal tickets? Good, news for the people who will book their tickets through e-cash payment. In a process to control the tatkal rush, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and mobile app MobiKwik joined hands as an alternative payment solution for booking tickets.

MobiKwik claims that users can pay the amount with the wallet within two seconds, whereas it takes five minutes to more than ten minutes in other modes of payment. Now apart from paying via credit cards, net banking and other wallets, users can pay directly through the MobiKwik wallet while booking tickets.

“MobiKwik collaborated with Indian Railways to digitise payments on the IRCTC app and IRCTC FoodOnTrack app this year, and now we are powering payments for Tatkal online, that will help users book tickets almost instantly” UpasanaTaku, Co-founder at MobiKwik said in a statement.

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She also added that “We are proud to support the largest rail network in Asia in their endeavour to digitise payments and provide the best payments experience to their users,”

This newly implemented e-cash payment method will eradicate the need to fill all the card details and wait for the bank approval for payment through authentication. IRCTC will directly detect the amount from your MobiKwik wallet without any authentication.

Of course for this also user have to install the app and should have money in the wallet for easy and fast payment. Tatkal is a service provided by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation to book the tickets one day earlier to the date of journey.

The MobiKwik claims that around 15 percent of daily booking for Indian Railways are happening through tatkal and this method of e-cash payment option will help the users as a fast payment method to beat the rush. People who want to facilitate this service can visit the IRCTC official website and can book their tickets using MobiKwik between 8 AM to 12 PM IST (Indian Standard Time) daily.

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MobiKwik has more than 35 million users with 100,000 retailers. Apart from IRCTC, MobiKwik has a partnership with Uber, Big Bazar, Meru cabs, Zomato, Barista, Food Panda, Nearby, eBay, Dominos, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Make my Trip etc.