Initiating this cash on delivery (CoD) system rail ticketing, IRCTC is targeting those customers who are reluctant to use their credit or debit cards as well as those who don’t have net-banking facility.
IRCTC has partnered with a Noida based firm Anduril Technologies to implement this. People can book the tickets by logging on to BookMyTrain.com or by downloading the app. IRCTC is looking to target the middle-class section which is still apprehensive about transacting online and using their credit/debit cards. At present the site is in BETA stage. The UI of the website has a lot of scope for improvement. As soon as one visits the site there will a pop up asking the user to login/signup and unless one signs up one cannot browse through the site.
Initially, the service is set to launch in around 200 cities and the prices for the ticket at set at INR 40 for a sleeper class ticket and INR 60 for AC Class ticket. A ticket can be booked 5 days prior to the journey.