Indian Railways(HT File)
Indian Railways(HT File)

Indian Railways offering 5% discount on booking tickets. Here's how to avail offer

  • Rail passengers can now avail of this discount by booking tickets across counters and not by booking tickets online.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 01:31 PM IST

The Indian Railways has announced it has extended the discount scheme on train tickets booked at station counters through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) or Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM). The Indian Railways has decided to give a 5 per cent discount on the total value of basic fare which is subject to a maximum of 50. Under this offer, one will get a discount on payment through both UPI and BHIM.

For payments made through the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), including BHIM, with a ticket value of 100 or more, the Indian Railways has decided to offer a 5 per cent discount on the total value of the basic fare through the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) reserved counter tickets.

Unreserved single journey tickets/season tickets, reserved tickets ordered online (e-ticket/I-ticket) and other tickets are not eligible for such reductions. There will be no such discount after the compilation of the first reservation chart.

Rail passengers can now avail of this discount by booking tickets across counters and not by booking tickets online. This discount scheme has now been extended till June 12, 2022. Indian Railways started the option of payment through UPI on December 1, 2017, to buy train tickets.

How to avail of Indian Railways' 5 per cent discount or 50 off?

Step 1: Visit PRS reserved counter at a railway station.

Step 2: Book the ticket through any BHIM UPI app.

Step 3: Collect request will be sent to customer linked to UPI BHIM application.

Step 4: Pay using any BHIM UPI app.

Step 5: The passenger will have to confirm the payment message. After which the fare amount will be debited from the account linked to UPI.

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