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IRCTC to launch advance deposit scheme for booking e-tickets

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism
Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to launch a scheme allowing passengers booking
e-tickets on IRCTC.co.in to reserve seats against advance money kept with the
corporation. The scheme is called Rolling Deposit Scheme (RDS) and a user can
deposit money in advance with IRCTC and use it as a payment option amongst the
other payment options available on IRCTC website for paying money at the time

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism
Corporation (IRCTC) is planning to launch a scheme allowing passengers booking
e-tickets on IRCTC.co.in to reserve seats against advance money kept with the
corporation. The scheme is called Rolling Deposit Scheme (RDS) and a user can
deposit money in advance with IRCTC and use it as a payment option amongst the
other payment options available on IRCTC website for paying money at the time
of booking tickets.

IRCTC will also not levy the payment
gateway charge for booking e-ticket through RDS. One can join the RDS with a
minimum amount of Rs 1,500 also. Users can manage their accounts online and
also top-up online. They can also transfer the money from their bank accounts
to IRCTC account and book tickets using that RDS account.

“We have decided to launch Rolling
Deposit Scheme (RDS), a hassle-free e-ticket booking scheme in which the user
will be able to book e-tickets against advance money kept with us,” said a
senior IRCTC official involved with the scheme. Currently there are about 4.5
lakh train tickets booked daily through IRCTC website.

“It will reduce the payment gateway time
for the user as money will be deducted from the IRCTC and not from any bank as
is the current practice, he said adding “there are about 10 per cent
failure in e-ticket booking due to the banking server problem,” the official
added.

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