E-tickets Bought Through IRCTC Will Get Costlier From Sep 1
GUWAHATI: The Indian Railways has decided to restore service charges on E-tickets bought through IRCTC from September 1.
According to the August 30 order issued by IRCTC, the IRCTC will levy a service charge of Rs. 15 per ticket for non-AC class and Rs. 30 for AC class, including first class.
It is to be noted that Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable separately.
Earlier, the service charges were withdrawn three years ago to promote digital payments, an initiative by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
Officials at IRCTC said that after service charges were discontinued, IRCTC saw a 26% drop in internet ticketing revenue in financial year 2016-17.