Now Paytm users can book train tickets via IRCTC direct from the Paytm platform. Paytm recently announced they will be powering the payment gateway for the rail-booking platform.
Today the company has announced that users can now book train tickets from Paytm’s app and website. In the recent months, there has a been a huge growth in its travel marketplace. The booking for flight tickets was growing at a 4x rate month on month since it was launched in May. The option to book rail tickets via IRCTC, Paytm hopes to become the biggest travel booking destination across categories.
“At Paytm, our endeavour is to solve for every need of a traveller,” said Abhishek Rajan, Vice President, Paytm. “Our alliance with IRCTC is a major leap as it completes the spectrum of air, road and rail ticket booking solutions available on Paytm. This is a significant milestone in our efforts to build India’s largest travel marketplace.”
Paytm has already parented with IRCTC for e-catering payments. IRCTC has also tied up with online delivery firm FoodPanda, enabling consumers to order from a variety of cuisine options.