Now Make IRCTC Payments Through Paytm Wallet!
Next time you try to book tickets through IRCTC portal, it will be that much easier for you as you will be able to make payments through Paytm wallet.
Paytm wallet and IRCTC integration happened a few days back, however Paytm officially announced it today. We spotted this integration around a week back, and tweeted about it as well.
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Over last couple of years, IRCTC has added many different channels for making payments, including their own wallet. The site also supports other wallets and cash cards like ITZ cash card, OXi cash card however, these are not used widely as people have to go through tedious registration process. Paytm on the other hand is extremely simple and used by millions of users in India.
Earlier this month, Paytm announced that they have crossed 50 million digital wallets making them the largest mobile commerce platform in India. Now, with integration with IRCTC, the number is surely going to rise in coming months.
Mr. Amit Lakhotia, VP-Paytm said in regards to this tie-up, “We are delighted to partner with IRCTC and offer the added convenience of Paytm Wallet to IRCTC customers. This is a major partnership for us as it allows users to book train tickets via Paytm wallet. IRCTC is the second biggest consumer-transacting platform today. Launched recently, the service has received positive response from our customers, with the usage of Paytm wallet on IRCTC’s website crossing our expectations in just a few days. We are elated with this association and we wish to take more such worthwhile strides in the future to make lives simpler and easier for our customers.”
Launched in 2014, Paytm wallet has grown quite rapidly and now has nearly 60 million wallet holders and a network of 21,000 merchants where Paytm wallet can be used.