Railways to accept payment through UPI at booking counters


Ojaswini nimbalkar


In a bid to promote digital payments, the Indian Railways has said it will bring UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment system at all its ticket reservation counters across the country from Friday.


“We are going to roll out UPI-based payment system at all reservation counters across the country,” railway board member (traffic) Mohammad Jamshed said in New Delhi.


He said the system will currently be launched only for reserved tickets.
He said over 97% of the tickets sold at Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters daily are through cash and only two-three per cent of transactions at the reservation counters are through debit or credit cards.


As per railway officials, 7.5 lakh tickets are booked daily. Five lakh tickets are booked at PRS counters.

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