DON'T PUNISH US FOR BOOKING TICKETS ONLINE.

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WHY ARE PASSENGERS PUNISHED FOR BOOKING TICKETS ONLINE?

The govt wants us to go CashLess. But when we book tickets on the IRCTC website, we are required to pay a PUNITIVE "Convenience Fee" of Rs.35.40p PLUS banks charges an additional payment of Rs.10 to 15 as a punishment for payment to IRCTC.???
That is - we have to pay up an additional aprox Rs.50 per ticket.
So, if we have to book a simple to and return journey, we "SAVE" Rs.100 by paying cash at the railway counter.
AND with this the Railways LOSES in the following ways:
1. Stationery for request and ticket printing. (Save Paper- HaHa)
2. Unnecessary use of comtuter and printer.
3. Manning the ticket counter counter.
4. Risk and labour involved in handling of CASH, and then taking it to the bank.
5. Risk of getting fake currency.
SO : -
When we buy tickets online, the railways save :
1. Staff at booking counters.
2. Handling of cash. Money directly goes into railway's bank account.
3. No risk of getting fake currency.
4. Saving of the paper used by railways.
5. Saving usage of their computer and printer.
For this we, the passengers who book online SHOULD GET SOME CONCESSION.
BUT... We are punished and made to pay Rs.50 more per ticket.!!!
Government's CASHLESS POLICY - JUST A LOT OF BULL****.!
WE REQUEST RAILWAYS TO:
1. REMOVE PROMPTLY THIS PUNITIVE CHARGE.
2. GIVE RS.100 CONCESSION PER TICKET ON BOOKING TICKETS ONLINE.
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MINISTER OF RAILWAYS ; MEMBERS OF RAILWAY BOARD
 - DONT@KNOW.COM
Charges Collected by IRCTC by whatever name they are called are DRACONIAN and should be immediately withdrawn true to the spirit of DIGITALISATION . Let the nominal cost , if any , in this regard to be reimbursed by INDIAN RAILWAYS TO IRCTC more  
Jan 18
Actually the Govt must give discounts to promote cashless practice in people. more  
Jan 17
Also 'No refund policy' against invalid (watlisted online tickets) tickets if not cancelled online before 30 minutes (when IR releases 2nd booking list within 30 minutes) is a Draconian IR rule with monopoly. more  
Jan 15
I fully agree to promote digital transaction remove these charges and provide special discount / redeemable points on online ticket booking. Online booking will also reduce crowed on stations which will finally improve so many safety issues or incidents happened on stations due to any reasons.
Dharmendra Pal Singh more  
Jan 15
No, I don't think this proposition is practical though wishful for us. The transaction fee can be reduced and limited to a little less but cannot be withdrawn in full as it has no logic. If you go to a railway booking counter to book a ticket, you face a number of problems which you avoid by booking through an app. First, you avoid the hassle of commuting to the counter. Second, you save your time which may extend to hours and that too during working hours. Third, you avoid long queues full of brokers, cheats etc. alongwith general passengers. Fourth, you pay at your convenience digitally and pay back to the service provider at your convenience. You earn credit or cash back for paying through credit card/ e-wallets.
So paying a little for these comforts has a price we have to pay. This happens in every case, then why Railway ticket is different, but IRCTC may consider bearing the additional charge by the portal payable to gateway service providers like Razorpay, Paytm etc. Nothing valuable is free in this world except the nature's gifts like air, water and the Sun. more  
Dec 04
I agree with Mr Grover. more  
Jan 17
With that logic every other online payment line Bank transaction, Online tax payment / all other payment to Govt agencies should have a convenience fee. Online transaction gives big relief to Govt also and you find much lower crowd in such offices so it can't be payed just because I am saving my time/travel.
Completely disagree with that logic. more  
Jan 15
I disagree for railway charging extra money for online ticket booking money for convenience.. the railways also saves his manpower stationary and infrastructure for selling the tickets then why railway to charge extra money for online tickets. the commutator is using his infrastructure for buying the tickets and rebate should be given to promote this. more  
Dec 10

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