IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation), the subsidiary of Indian Railways forged an alliance with FreeCharge and MakeMyTrip, that will help people in making faster and easier reservation of tickets. FreeCharge is one of India’s fastest growing online payment entities. Through this partnership, passengers can now pay through their FreeCharge wallet in just 10 seconds, both during tatkal and normal hours while booking their tickets. With this partnership, the efficiency of ticket transactions may improve as FreeCharge guarantees swift transactions.
Govind Rajan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FreeCharge, said, “Delighted to partner IRCTC and be a part of their journey to make customer’s travel experience frictionless and convenient.”
Gradually, the online ticketing system is catching up with the masses as people don’t have to stand in long queues like before. Users of FreeCharge across India also use it to make prepaid, post-paid, DTH and electricity bill payments thereby fostering the utility service providers. FreeCharge is the frontrunner of the mobile commerce revolution with over 90 per cent of transactions originating from mobile.
This partnership among IRCTC, FreeCharge and MakeMyTrip is solely aimed at maintaining the comfort levels of the passengers catering to all their basic requirements and needs. As per IRCTC’s predictions, this partnership with FreeCharge and MakeMyTrip is here to stay as the demonetisation policy is forcing a major chunk of urban population to “go plastic” and use debit cards rather than spending physical money.