Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has now added an option to its website to allow international travellers to book tickets through international credit and debit cards issued outside the country.
Atom, an online and mobile payments platform has worked with IRCTC to offer acceptance of international credit and debit cards on IRCTC ticketing platform. The service was unveiled jointly by IRCTC, Visa and Atom, in New Delhi today.
Atom Technologies Limited is a payment service providers offering its services across POS, IVR, Internet, Mobile. It offers its payment services across 30000+ merchants and processes over $3 Bn annually.
Commenting on the development, A.K. Manocha, chairman and managing director of IRCTC, said, “Atom has deployed a robust technology and was class from protection mechanism and our technology team has made necessary changes along with them to enable such transactions.”
IRCTC manages the complete domestic ticket bookings for Indian Railways, provides airline bookings, hotel bookings as well as other ancillary services for the passengers.
One of the key issues faced by international passengers is their inability to make payment for domestic booking on IRCTC using their International credit or debit card.