Amazon Launches India Train Ticket Booking Service in Collaboration with IRCTC
To deliver train ticket bookings on its website, Amazon India has collaborated with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation). Although the Indian website of the company has a promotional page to promote the new service, the facility is only accessible on the Android app and mobile website, with no news on when it will be rolled out on the desktop website and on iOS.
Users will also be able to check the live PNR status, access downloads and cancel their bookings along with ticket bookings using the new feature, but these will only be accessible to people who have purchased Amazon tickets.
In addition, the company also waives transaction fees for the service and payment gateway as an introductory bid. Prime customers will have the right to earn a flat 12 percent cashback up to Rs. 120 on their first booking, while the cashback would be limited to 10 percent or Rs . 100 for non-Prime users, whichever is lower. The cashback bid is valid until 15 November 2020.
Users will need to head over to Amazon Pay on the Android app or mobile website of Amazon to book tickets and then pick the trains / travel tab to view train timings. It is possible to make payments via Amazon Pay wallet, debit or credit cards, or other payment services from third parties.
Amazon Pay Owner, Vikas Bansal, said in an official press release announcing the launch: “We are pleased to partner with IRCTC and take another step forward in making life easy and convenient for our customers.” Last year, we started booking flights and bus tickets on Amazon. With the facility on our platform to book reserved train tickets, we allow travel in any mode preferred by customers.