New Delhi: Now passengers can do shopping by using the IRCTC RuPay prepaid card as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has expanded its range of service.
IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card was launched in collaboration with the Union Bank of India and the National Payment Corporation of India in May.
Till now, the card was used only for rail bookings.
The services are now being extended to allow payment at merchant locations like restaurants, malls and also for online shopping as we have got the necessary permission for expansion of the service, IRCTC chairman and managing director A K Manocha said.
The card allows for easy transactions on the railway booking website, with the first five transactions each month offered free of transaction charges, and an attractive rewards point system on every transaction.
"The IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card has already notched up 7,000 users since its launch, and the number of prospective users is showing an upward trend," Mr Manocha said.
A PSU of the Railway Ministry, IRCTC had recently tied up with Amazon, a leading e-commerce company, to offer its customers the online shopping opportunities in addition to its regular travel ticket booking and hotel accommodation booking services.
"The IRCTC Union Bank Prepaid Card will further expand the online shopping preferences of our patrons, besides online rail ticketing," Mr Manocha said.