You don’t need to carry ticket for Indian Railways journey! Read the entire report to know the feature from IRCTC which is very convenient!
NEW DELHI: IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation offers free train tickets via a card of the largest lender of the country, State Bank of India (SBI). “Here’s announcing the arrival of exclusivity. Presenting the IRCTC SBI Platinum Card. The only credit card that gives you Free* Train Tickets…
The IRCTC SBI Card is brought to you by IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) and SBI Cards,” IRCTC said on its website, irctc.co.in. The IRCTC SBI Platinum Card offers 350 reward points, 1.8 per cent transaction charges waiver, 2.5 per cent fuel surcharges waiver, and over 10 per cent value back on railway bookings, said IRCTC.
Benefits of IRCTC SBI Platinum Card
Get up to 10% ticket fare as reward points: Customers can get up to 10 per cent value back on AC1, AC11, CC booking as SBI Card Travel Reward Points for ticket purchases at irctc.co.in.
1.8% transaction charges waiver: Customers can save 1.8 per cent transaction charges (exclusive of GST and all other charges) every time they book their railway tickets online at irctc.co.in with their IRCTC SBI Platinum Card.
Earn free train tickets: You can shop, dine, travel on your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card and earn one reward point for every Rs. 125 spent on non-fuel retail purchases, including railway ticket purchases at irctc.co.in. Customers can redeem all their reward points on irctc.co.in against railway ticket purchases (s).
2.5% transaction fee waiver on fuel purchases: Customers can avail 2.5 per cent transaction fee waiver on fuel purchases across all petrol pumps for transaction amount ranging from Rs. 500-Rs. 3,000 (exclusive of GST and other charges). The maximum surcharge waiver that can be availed is Rs. 100 per statement cycle per credit card account.
Reward points on purchases: Customers get 1 reward point for every Rs. 125 spent on other retail purchases, including railway ticket purchases, at irctc.co.in. One reward point = Re 1. “Apply today get free 350 bonus activation reward points,” said IRCTC.
Offers from VISA: Customers also get “great offers” on travel, gold, dining, and other entertainment options from VISA, according to irctc.co.in.
How to apply for IRCTC SBI Platinum Card
Customers need to send an SMS typing “RAIL” to 56767. After that, a representative from SBI will contact him/her. You can also visit “Apply Now” section of sbicard.com to apply for this card.
IRCTC has been running special travel packages and trains across domestic and international destinations. IRCTC is offering a three nights and four days package to Nepal, a six-day flight tour package to Sri Lanka, a 10-day package to Gaya and Varanasi, a seven-day tour package to Gangtok and Darjeeling and a Chandigarh-Shimla-Manali air package, among many others. IRCTC is also running the Bharat Darshan tourist train which covers important religious and leisure destinations of the country.
IRCTC-operated Maharajas’ Express is offering ‘the Indian Splendour’ tour package that covers destinations like Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Balasinor and Mumbai.
You don’t need to carry ticket for Indian Railways journey! Read the entire report to know the feature from IRCTC which is very convenient! Instead of carrying a printout or hard copy of your Indian Railways train ticket, IRCTC now sends you SMS-based tickets that can be shown to the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE).
Gone are the days when you were required to carry a physical copy of your Indian Railways train ticket! IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has a simple and ‘mobile’ solution. Yes, instead of carrying a printout or hard copy of your Indian Railways train ticket, IRCTC now sends you SMS-based tickets that can be shown to the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE). This SMS ticket has all details such as PNR number, the name of the ticket holder, seat number and the status of the ticket (whether it is confirmed or wait-listed). These SMS tickets from IRCTC are sent to the ticket holder after he/she successfully books a ticket from the IRCTC website or IRCTC Rail Connect App.
In order to book tickets online, the passenger can simply log on to the official website of IRCTC by using his/her name and password. After login, a ‘Plan my travel’ page appears on the screen. The passenger can then select ‘To’ and ‘From’ stations and the ‘e-ticket’ option. Then in order to find the train list, the passenger can click on the ‘Submit’ option. The list displays the number of trains, which are available for that route. In case the passenger wants to know the route and the timings of any particular train he/she can click on the train name under the ‘List of Trains’ option. Then in order to get the fare, the passenger can click on class available in the selected train under ‘List of Trains’ option, which will show fare according to the type of class selected. Then the passenger can select the train by clicking on the type of class available on the selected train. By clicking on the class section, it will show the train details with availability. The passenger can then book the train ticket by clicking on ‘Book Now’ under availability option.
If the passenger wishes to select another train then he/she can click on ‘Reset’ button. Following this, the ticket reservation page appears. The passenger, after checking the names of the train and stations, can enter the names of the passengers, age, sex and berth preference. After this, the payment option appears along with the ticket details and the passenger can make the payment by choosing a desired mode of payment.