ICICI Bank to sell rail tickets on its website
The largest private sector lender will soon introduce the facility to book rail tickets on its mobile banking application and prepaid digital wallet, it said in a statement.
Users will have to first register on the website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), where it primarily sells rail tickets, and then do a one-time registration on the bank's website to avail of the facility.
The statement also said the facility is not limited to ICICI customers as any other bank's customer can also use the facility. The payments for the purchases can be made using the online banking facility, debit or credit card of any bank.
In the past, IRCTC has tied up with websites, primarily those catering to the travel segment, to sell tickets and this is the first time any bank is offering the tickets for sale on its website, it said.
Users can search for trains, book an e-ticket, cancel a reservation as well as check their PNR status among others.
The website will display latest information for services including train options and ticket availability by connecting directly with the reservation system of the Indian Railways on a real time basis.