We use IRCTC to book online tickets. But sometimes, while booking the tickets, the payment process fails and we lose the seats as the session expires. To fix the problem, the IRCTC has launched IRCTC iPay. Through this new feature on the existing IRCTC platform, it has been ensured that passengers do not have to go for payment on a third-party platform. IRCTC iPay Railway has its own payment aggregator system. According to IRCTC, this digital payment gateway will improve online digital payment facility for passengers.
What is IRCTC iPay:
IRCTC iPay is the only payment aggregator system of the railway. It does not have to use third party platforms to make payments to passengers. IRCTC iPay offers payment options such as UPI, debit card, credit card and international card. At the same time, in some days IRCTC will also provide pre-paid card valets option on this platform. It means that IRCTC will have complete control of the payment system. According to IRCTC, this platform will eliminate the gap between the bank and the IRCTC, which will reduce the number of payment failures. For example, if a transaction fails, then IRCTC will contact the bank directly.
According to IRCTC, the iPay platform is passenger friendly, fast, easy and reliable. Its back-end support is being provided by MMAD Communications. It is a Delhi-based firm which is a technology partner of IRCTC. IRCTC iPay is a government-owned initiative. At the same time, IRCTC is also witnessing a big opportunity in government business, where it is believed that the iPay platform will be a better fit.
Apart from this, another new service has been launched on Indian Railway's official ticket booking platform. Through this service, the passengers will be able to see the online reservation chart sitting at home. Indian Railways has taken this step due to the convenience of passengers. Before traveling, you will be able to see which seat of the train your seat is. You will be able to see the digital repatriation of your booked ticket. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has also given this information through his social media platform.