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IRCTC to restore service charges on E-tickets from Sep 1

Mohd Afsar | Updated: Aug 31, 2019 21:36 IST


By Mohd Afsar
New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has decided to restore Convenience fee on e-tickets booked through its website.
However, to the relief of passengers, it has decided to levy less charge as compared to what was charged three years back. The convenience fee will be charged at Rs 15 per ticket for non-AC class whereas it will be charged at Rs 30 per ticket for AC class.
This convenience fee will be charged from September 1 onwards.
Prior to November 2016, IRCTC used to collect a service charge of Rs 20 from non-AC Class and Rs 40 for AC Class including First Class. The service charges were withdrawn on November 26, 2016, to promote the digital payment transactions in the country.
For payment made through UPI/BHIM applications, the convenience fee will be Rs 10 and Rs 20 on the passengers for the booking railway tickets online for non-AC classes and AC classes respectively. Till the software for UPI/BHIM is developed, payment through UPI/BHIM will be incentivised by offering prizes through a lottery on a regular basis.
With the advent of E-ticketing, booking of train tickets has become very convenient and easy for passengers of Indian Railways. One can book the train tickets from the comforts of their homes or offices, without going to PRS counters. It saves time and money spent on going to PRS counters. (ANI)

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