Minister Gohain says, digital booking of reserved train tickets increased 60 percent
6 pc increase in digital booking of reserved train tickets: Min
The share of railway tickets booked using digital modes of payment increased to 66 percent of the total reserved tickets in 2017-18 from 60 percent in 2016-17, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Rajya Sabha today.
"Apart from passenger ticket booking, which is the key operational area for enhancing digital transactions, Railways has also introduced digital payment modes like POS machines at goods/parcel locations and also catering," Gohain said.
The payment for tickets booked on the IRCTC website is made through various cashless modes such as net banking, credit/debit cards, cash cards, e-wallets and Unified Payment Interface (UPI)/Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM).
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