It is worth noting that about 83 percent of railway tickets are booked from the website of IRCTC. Earlier, passengers had to wait for 48 to 72 hours for refund of money for canceled tickets on online booking.
There is good news for crores of passengers of the country traveling by railways. Indian Railway Catering Corporation (IRCTC), a company that makes online booking of railway tickets, has now started such a facility, which will give instant money to the passengers’ account on cancellation of the ticket.
IRCTC has introduced some new features in which many types of facilities have been given to the passengers. To take advantage of this facility, you have to choose the option of payment from IRCTC’s iPay gateway.
It is worth noting that about 83 percent of railway tickets are booked from the IRCTC website. Earlier, passengers had to wait for 48 to 72 hours for refund of canceled ticket money on online booking.
IRCTC has introduced a new feature for its website and mobile app in which the money for canceled tickets will be refunded immediately. This will give a lot of convenience to the passengers, because they can book tickets on any date beyond this money.
This is the way–
Under the new system, if a passenger cancels a train ticket on the IRCTC website, the refund will be credited to his account immediately. You will not have to wait for refund if you cancel your ticket after buying it through IRCTC-iPay payment gateway.
What has changed
IRCTC has started an Auto Pay facility in its iPay, with the help of which the user can get instant refund from IRCTC website or mobile app. For this, the customer has to enable the facility of linking iPay with his bank account through UPI or other means. Due to this, the ticket money is automatically deducted from the customer’s account and instant refund is also returned to the same account.
The Central Government had launched IRCTC-iPay in 2019 under the Digital India campaign. IRCTC has also made changes in its website for this facility. In the new system, along with booking Tatkal and normal tickets, cancellation facility will also be available.