FreeCharge has announced a partnership with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide digital payments for online ticket bookings. FreeCharge will offer digital payments to its customers through the FreeCharge wallet, both during normal and Tatkal hours.
IRCTC claims to process over 180 million transactions on its platform, and the partnership is expected to allow customers to conduct transactions more quickly and securely. The partnership will give IRCTC access to e-wallet users in the country. FreeCharge already allows users to manage their travel requirements via its partnership with Cleartrip and redbus.in.
“We are delighted to partner with IRCTC and be a part of their journey to make customer’s travel experience frictionless and convenient in every way. With this partnership, we further expand our reach in commute and travel segment. FreeCharge is the fastest way to pay and we believe that will offer immense value for users booking at IRCTC. Our aim is to make FreeCharge wallet all pervasive in customer’s lives,” said Govind Rajan, Chief Executive Officer, FreeCharge.
MobiKwik announced its partnership with IRCTC for e-cash payments for Tatkal bookings a while back. According to MobiKwik, Tatkal online receives over a thousand ticket bookings per minute and e-cash payments is supposed to facilitate the process. The company adds that on an average, over 15 per cent daily ticket bookings for Indian Railways happen under Tatkal.