Taking into account the inefficiencies in the IRCTC system, it is high time that the government let in competition.
IRCTC has launched a new e-wallet service to make booking e-tickets easier for customers. Which means, users won’t have to go through a bank portal every time to book a ticket.
It appears that railway ticketing site IRCTC has revamped its journey planner to sport a different look and user experience. While it sounds fancy, this is not the complete overhaul which the government has promised. The new look, being rolled…
In this interview, Manmohan Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO,Yebhi to goes into the details of its deal with IRCTC to provide white labeled solution to the ticketing arm of Indian railways.
The app developed along with Microsoft, will provide users another channel to book tickets beyond the portal. IRCTC expects the number e-ticket bookings to increase with the introduction of this app.
But, in this case they have merely put Yebhi’s inventory in front of IRCTC’s user base. While Yebhi.com certainly benefits from access to this market, IRCTC is reduced to an affiliate.
The ticketing arm of Indian railways has launched its e-commerce site in partnership with Yebhi.com. IRCTC’s online shopping site powered by Yebhi is live at shop.irctc.co.in and is retailing clothing, accessories, home decor and electronics.
While the partnership is hugely beneficial to Yebhi, should IRCTC get into the business before it fixes its core business of ticketing?
To foray into etail market, the ticketing site has already invited bids from companies to build and manage its upcoming retail platform. For managing its etailing platform – IRCTC will pay commission based on the total value of sales achieved on the website.
India’s railway ticketing website will undergo a major overhaul to support booking of three times the number of tickets per minute and 6 times more number of simultaneous users. Proposals to provide free wi-fi on “several” trains is also being examined.