FreeCharge Partners With IRCTC For Railway Tickets Booking

by CXOtoday News Desk    Nov 21, 2016

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FreeCharge is one of the fastest growing digital payment platforms in India, and there is now an even better reason for them to garner more customers. The company has tied up with IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation) for providing digital payments and ticket bookings.

This partnership between the companies is expected to further strengthen the payment process at IRCTC, and offer a fast and convenient digital payment experience to its customers through the FreeCharge wallet, both during normal and tatkal hours. In other words, what will definitely make payment process easier, and quicker, and the menace of cash payment can be avoided altogether, thus also bringing in greater transparency in the process.

IRCTC processes over 180 million transactions on its platform and now with this partnership with FreeCharge, customers can pay anytime, anywhere in less than 10 seconds in a swift and secure way.Following the recent partnership with Cleartrip and this partnership with IRCTC will further enable FreeCharge users to manage all the travel requirements through a single wallet. 

Govind Rajan, the CEO of FreeCharge said, “We are delighted to partner with IRCTC and be a part of their journey to make customer’s travel experience frictionless and convenient in every way. With this partnership, we further expand our reach in commute and travel segment. FreeCharge is the fastest way to pay and we believe that will offer immense value for users booking at IRCTC. Our aim is to make FreeCharge wallet all pervasive in customer’s lives.”

Freecharge has done well for itself with the partnership with IRCTC, which shall give them scale, as very few organizations in the country match up in scaling and volume, as IRCTC does. It remains a crucial lifeline for railway travel in country, which is the most common mode of traveling across the country. In terms of competition, Mobikwik is the other mentionable player in the digital payments space, who has a partnership with IRCTC, where users can now make payments for their Tatkal railway bookings.

FreeCharge has entered into the travel industry partnerships before. Announced in August, 2016, the company tied-up with TFS (Travel Food Services), which would enable a select few outlets at railway stations of Mumbai, Chennai, Mangalore, Kolkata, and Bangalore, to receive digital payments from customers, via FreeCharge. Some of the airport Food &Beverage outlets like Cafeccino, Dominos, Subway,, Curry Kitchen, Cafe Coffee Day, Dilli STREAT, Swich, Noodle Wok, Mumbai STREAT, KFC, are on board as well, but from certain select airports only.The aim, like in this case, has been to make the entire process more swift, secure and transparent.