Paytm is expanding its range widely by offering more and more services via its app and website. Started with mobile recharges and bill payment, Paytm has now become a one stop solution for all online needs, from Shopping to Hotel bookings, Bus and Flights bookings, Recharges and lot more. Paytm Wallets have gone even further in offline area, enabling even a Kirana store or an Auto rickshaw owner to collect payments from customers.
On Friday Paytm announced that it is powering the payment gateway for India’s biggest rail-booking platform IRCTC. The Paytm wallet was already available as a payment option for IRCTC.
Today, Paytm announced that users can now book IRCTC tickets from Paytm’s app and website also.
At Paytm, our endeavour is to solve for every need of a traveller. Our alliance with IRCTC is a major leap as it completes the spectrum of air, road and rail ticket booking solutions available on Paytm. This is a significant milestone in our efforts to build India’s largest travel marketplace.
– Abhishek Rajan, Vice President, Paytm.
Going forward, Paytm users can check their PNR number, search for trains and book train tickets. However, after the user has booked the train tickets on Paytm platform, they will still need to go to IRCTC website to complete the booking, as part of standard ticket booking process. IRCTC username and password will be required at the time of booking.
With introduction of Train Ticket bookings, Paytm wants to become country’s largest online travel booking destination.