Just like your shoes or hair dryer, you can now order your train ticket to be sent home on “cash-on-delivery” mode.
For the first time, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is offering the cash-on-delivery option for railway tickets bought online.
The service is aimed at targeting customers who are reluctant to use their bank credit card or those who don’t have net-banking enabled bank account or cards.
“A customer has to book the ticket online and can make payments at the time of delivery of tickets,” said an official.
The scheme has been launched on pilot basis and the service will be available in more than 200 cities initially.
Train travelers can book a ticket five days prior to commencement of journey.
The delivery charges will be similar to IRCTC I-tickets: Rs 40 will be charged for delivery of each sleeper class ticket and Rs 60 for an AC class ticket.
Anduril Technologies through their website and their App – BookMyTrain.com has been authorized for providing CoD services.