IRCTC ties up with Paytm for e-catering payments


Train passengers will now find it easier to make online payments for the food ordered through e-catering with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) entering into a tie-up with Paytm, a leading payment and e-commerce shopping website.

“We have roped in Paytm for providing maximum option to passengers for making online payments. Efforts are also underway to bring in some more reputed caterers in our e-catering portfolio,” said IRCTC Chairman and Managing Director AK Manocha. Travelling passengers will have an array of choices for making payments for e-catering like pre-paid (online payment) or cash on delivery (CoD) as per their convenience.

“Our tie-up with Paytm will provide an additional payment gateway for food of their choice. In the new age, we have to offer passengers not only novel food options but also more convenient payment methods. The arrangement with Paytm is an effort in that direction,” he pointed out.

IRCTC, a PSU of Indian Railways, clocks 5.5 to 6 lakh e-ticketing bookings daily, on an average. “We send an e-mail to travelling passengers one day in advance to know whether they would like to avail of e-catering facility. Food can also be ordered on our website while booking reservations,” he said. More info

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