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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 - DONT@KNOW.COM
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 The transaction fee can be reduced and limited to a little less but cannot be withdrawn in full as it has no logic.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 fully agree for removing these charges and provide special discount / redeemable points on online ticket booking and digital payment. more  
Dec 03
This is ridiculous. This convenience fee/charge should immediately be withdrawn by IR. Though it is right that a passenger has convenience in booking on-line but, is it not convenient for IR to reduce cost on infrastructure, manpower, running expenditure for physical ticket booking. more  
Dec 01
I completely agree with you Sir, The all types of Charges should be removed from IRCTC......Honb'le Rail Minister as well as Prime Minister of India should look into this more  
Nov 27
I fully agree for removing the convenience fees and other charges levied by the banks. Modiji should look into this more  
Nov 25

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