Now, book rly tickets through UPI app

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2017 08:55:33


 

NEW DELHI,

IN A bid to promote digital payments, the Indian Railways on Thursday said it will bring UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment system at all its ticket reservation counters across the country from Friday.
UPI allows a customer to pay directly from a bank account to different merchants, both online and offline, without the hassle of typing credit card details, IFSC code, or net banking/wallet passwords.


“We are going to roll out UPI-based payment system at all reservation counters across the country,” Railway Board Member Mohammad Jamshed said here.
He said the system will currently be launched only for reserved tickets.


He said over 97 per cent of the tickets sold at Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters daily are through cash and only two-three per cent of transactions at the reservation counters are through debit or credit cards. According to Railway officials, about 7.5 lakh tickets are booked daily. Five lakh tickets are booked at PRS counters.


“Now a passenger does not have to carry his credit/debit card, as they will be able to book it through BHIM app through a mobile phone,” Jamshed said.He said the Railways is working to develop Bharat QR code option for booking tickets “Once it’s completed, passengers just need to scan the QR
code to make payments,” the official said.