Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has initiated cash on delivery (CoD) system for rail ticketing. Now passengers can book train tickets online and it will be delivered to the booker’s home. The CoD scheme has launched on pilot basis the service will be available in more than 200 cities. Passengers can book a rail ticket 5 days prior to commencement of journey.
For each Sleeper Class ticket, IRCTC charges extra forty rupees and each AC class ticket, the charge is sixty rupees. Anduril Technologies via their website and their mobile application – BookMyTrain.com is authorised for providing CoD services.
Knowledge is Wealth
- IRCTC – handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways. Headquarters is at New Delhi. IRCTC is the biggest e-commerce portal in India.
- More than 30 crore tickets are being booked via IRCTC every year.
- Indian Railways are divided into sixteen zones. Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is the current Railway minister of India.
- The Railway Budget is presented separately from the general budget of India every year since 1924. At that time, Railway budget is more than 70% of the country’s Budget. So there was need of separate Budget for Railways. Now Railway Budget is around 15% of country’s budget. But still we follow the traditional way of budgeting.