Article from The Hindu Business Line
You can now buy rail tickets online from ICICI Bank’s website www.icicibank.com.
Private sector lender ICICI Bank has entered into a tie-up with Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) for this purpose.
The novelty of this facility is that it would not be limited to customers of ICICI Bank.
Customers of any bank can use this service to book online rail tickets on ICICI Bank’s website itself without visiting any other website.
This is the first time any bank is offering railway tickets for sale from its website and that too for customers of all banks.
Users can pay for the rail tickets using their internet banking account, debit or credit card of any bank.
To avail of this service, users will have to first register on the website of IRCTC and then do a one-time registration on the ICICI Bank’s website.
Rajiv Sabharwal, Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited, said that online rail ticket booking on the Bank’s website for customers of any bank is yet another exciting service for the rapidly growing digitally savvy customer base in India.
This service will soon be also available on the bank’s mobile banking app, iMobile as well as on its digital bank on mobile phone, ‘Pockets’, he said.
With this service, users can search for trains, book an e-ticket, cancel a reservation as well as check their PNR status among others.
The website will display latest information for services including train options and ticket availability by connecting directly with the reservation system of the Indian Railways on a real time basis.
For IRCTC, this is not the first tie-up with any website. It has in the past entered into tie-ups with several websites that catered to the travel segment.