After SpiceJet, now IRCTC offers BlaBlaCar option as well for waitlisted passengers

By FP Staff

After partnering with SpiceJet to offer air tickets to passengers who were getting tickets on the wait list, IRCTC has now entered a advertising partnership with ride-sharing service BlaBlaCar.

The partnership will allow BlaBlaCar to advertise its ride-sharing services to IRCTC website users looking to book tickets for their city-to-city journeys. The service is expected to be useful for travellers who don’t have confirmed train tickets and are seeking for last-minute travel solutions.

The partnership is a first of its kind in India with the railways partnering with an “sharing economy” model.

IRCTC is a subsidiary of Indian Railways, and handles catering, tourism and online ticketing operations for railways.

BlaBlaCar allows users to choose co-travellers in a member community with declared identities and peer-to-peer ratings.

Our partnership will allow Indians across the country looking for last-minute travel options and those with wait-listed tickets to travel through car ridesharing,” Raghav Gupta, India Country Manager, BlaBlaCar said. More info

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