In another good news ahead of the festive season, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with some changes in order to help lakhs of railway commuters get train ticket booking at a much cheaper rate.
As per sources, IRCTC is offering a discount of 10 per cent if you book tickets through its official website – www.irctc.co.in. Various platforms such a MobiKwik, Paytm and Flipkart are offering discounts and cash back when used for booking Indian Railways train tickets.
MobiKwik is offering up to 10 per cent discount on train ticket bookings. If you book your train tickets through the official IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) website then you can avail this offer while making the online payment via the MobiKwik mobile application. As per the new offer by MobiKwik, users will be able to use their SuperCash balance in order to get up to 10 per cent instant discount on their railway e-ticket booking amount. The offer is valid separately on both the new IRCTC website and the IRCTC Rail Connect App.
Meanwhile, other digital payment options such as Paytm and Flipkart’s PhonePe are also offering attractive cashback offers. According to an IE report, Paytm is offering a Rs 100 cash back to users on booking through its platform and also Flipkart’s PhonePe is offering a Rs 100 cash back to users on booking through its platform. Interestingly, the app will provide Rs 50 off on the first two transactions. The new exciting offers come at the time when the Modi government has been pushing for digitization and promote cashless transaction. Other than the discounts and cash backs, these offers will help to reduce long queues at railway ticket counters as well.
Here’s How To Avail The Offer
(a) Visit IRCTC (www.irctc.co.in) or mobile application.
(b) Log in using your username and password.
(c) Fill in your travel details.
(d) Enter captcha code
(e) Click on proceed to payment.
(f) In the payment mode, choose the e-wallet options.
(g) Choose either from Paytm, Freecharge or Mobikwik to avail the offer.
Also, by using BHIM app or UPI while ticket booking, users can avail a 5 per cent discount, subject to maximum amount of discount of Rs 50. The BHIM/UPI option is also accepted as a payment option while booking train tickets through railway counter. However, there will be no discount on tickets below Rs 100.
Additionally, users of IRCTC SBI (State Bank of India) card can also enjoy up to 10 per cent value back on booking tickets for AC1, AC11 and CC at IRCTC’s website. The card allows the user to save up to 1.8 per cent every time he/she book the train ticket online.