The payments company, MobiKwik has partnered with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, to make e-payments for taktal bookings easier and faster. Apart from paying via netbanking, credit cards, and other wallets, users can now opt to pay directly from their MobilKwik wallet while booking tatkal tickets.
MobiKwik claims that with its services available at IRCTC, payment time will come down to two seconds, whereas other modes of payment take five to ten times more time. This new e-cash payment method will eradicate the need to fill in card details, and wait for the bank to approve the transaction through authentication. Instead, IRCTC will instantly deduct the amount from your MobilKwik wallet without any authentication as a prerequisite.
Users must have the MobiKwik app installed and preload their MobiKwik wallet with money for seamless payment. The service will also help users in ensuring that their bookings do not get rejected due to payment delays.
MobiKwik collaborated with Indian Railways to digitize payments on the IRCTC app and IRCTC FoodOnTrack app this year, and now we are powering payments for tatkal online, that will help users book tickets almost instantly. We are proud to support the largest rail network in Asia in their endeavor to digitize payments and provide the best payments experience to their users.
– Upasana Taku, Co-founder, MobiKwik.
IRCTC also partnered with Paytm in September this year to allow users to book train tickets through the payment app and website.