The nation has been going through a phase where most of the people have been using mobile wallets to complete their transactions at several places. E-commerce websites have temporarily halted all cash transactions. But IRCTC have announced that they are going to tap this industry via e-commerce and tickets can soon be booked through mobile and other e-wallets. IRCTC have also decided to go paperless as well.


Almost two crore travellers use the Indian railways every day. Out of these two crore, only six percent book reserved tickets and the rest travel with unreserved tickets.  These are the people who use the ticket counters from where they purchase paper tickets. Thus, IRCTC have planned to go paperless soon.


The mobile app which IRCTC had launched last year continued to remain slow and booking a ticket through their website is always a hassle for the passengers. Thus they want to make the process much smoother, especially in case of the unreserved tickets and thereby increase the speed in which a passenger can complete their booking.


Mobile wallets like Paytm, Citruspay, Jio money, Airtel money and many more have already seen a booming rise in their sector since PM Narendra Modi demonetised higher currency notes. Now IRCTC wants to collaborate with these e-wallets as well.