Now book IRCTC train tickets online and pay using cash on delivery mode
Booking a seat in any of the trains has become a tough task. You have to stand in long queues and waste a lot of time there. As a result, IRCTC has come up with a new payment option for its fellow customers. When you book a ticket online, you have make online payment using your credit card or debit card or through net banking. But, from now onwards IRCTC will allow the people to book tickets online and pay the fare through cash on delivery mode. This facility came up in February this year.
Simply download the IRCTC– BookMyTrain app and start to make a booking. After that choose ‘cash on delivery’ option and the ticket will be delivered at your place. People who are not used to online booking or those who don’t own a credit or debit card will surely benefit a lot from this initiative. Moreover, this app can be used across any platforms; be it android, iOS, Windows Phone or Blackberry.
IRCTC- BookMyTrain app has been successfully launched across 200 prime cities of India for a trail. Later on, by the month of August, IRCTC has plans to expanding it to other 700 cities. This will surely help a huge mass to save themselves from the hassles of manual ticket booking. They have made the process fast as you will receive your tickets within hour or it can take a day at most. Thus, you don’t need to wait much before getting the ticket in your hand.
To start using this app, it is mandatory to have an account in IRCTC and then you can login in the BookMyTrain using the same credentials. You can instantly book a ticket or have a look at your booking history. You can even cancel the ticket through the app and ask for refund. This app will function similar to the IRCTC website. You can view trains, their details, waiting list and finally select a train and class. After entering the required details, you can select cash on delivery. Enter the address where the ticket has to be delivered. Saving your address in the app will make it convenient to book tickets and then just wait for its delivery.
BookMyTrain has certain limitations as well. You cannot select cash on delivery mode if your journey date is within next five days. Added delivery charges can bother some users. If you cancel the ticket and demand a refund, you will have to enter your account details and the refunded amount will be directly transferred to your account. This app has one more feature which allows you to add a list of people who are frequent travellers with you. This will ease your work of booking.
Although IRCTC has upgraded to app versions, no new feature has been added except for cash on delivery facility. It is recommended to download this app only if you want to make payments though cash on delivery or else website is enough for usual online bookings.
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