Good News! Now Get Tatkal Tickets On Your Doorstep As IRCTC Launches Pay On Delivery

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| August 3 , 2017 , 15:07 IST

In the day and age of cash-on-delivery for online purchases, the Indian Railways is not far behind as the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a 'pay-on-delivery' feature for purchasing Tatkal tickets.

The payment provider for IRCTC, Anduril Technologies Private Ltd, announced that users can book tickets under the Tatkal quota and complete the payment via cash or debit/credit card when the tickets are delivered to their doorstep.

With the new pay-on-delivery option, users will be required to pay only when the tickets are successfully booked, eliminating the risk of money getting debited and errors occurring in ticket issuing, a problem often faced with the current model.

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"Pay on delivery 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," said Anurag Bajpai, CEO at Anduril Technologies.

"This move by IRCTC also aims to encourage people that buy tickets off the Railway Reservation Counters to move to online medium," added Bajpai.

Currently, IRCTC processes around 1.3 lakh Tatkal transactions on a daily basis, with majority of the tickets being booked within minutes of the opening of the Tatkal quota.