IRCTC, India’s largest e-ticketing website, is soon going to offer a COD option for travellers to buy railway tickets. According to a recent report by Mint, the COD service that IRCTC wants to bring will be made available through a partnership with Noda based BookMyTrain.com and is expected to go live in a month or so.
This new service is basically targeted at the people living in the rural areas, and for those who still shy away from using credit/debit cards and other means of online payments. In short it will also be a big time help for the travellers who pay commission to agents for booking their train tickets online and thus will cut down the role of agents.
Adding on it will also cut down the high transaction failure rate.
Though travel sites like Makemytrip, Cleartrip and Yatra also provide online booking of tickets but none of them have made option of COD available. IRCTC will be the first one to bring in this new concept.
Domain BookMyTrain.com has been registered by Noida-based Anduril Technologies Pvt. Ltd., incubated by Amity Innovation Incubator, an initiative by Amity Business School. The website, currently is not live but the banner on the website directly points out that this report is somewhat true.