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Train e-Tickets Exempted From Service Charge Till March 2018

The government waived service charges after demonetisation in November last year to encourage digital modes of booking.

Train e-Tickets Exempted From Service Charge Till March 2018

  • The facility had been extended to June 30 and then September 30. 
  • Now the passengers can avail service charge exemption on tickets booked online till March 2018
  • Service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC ranges from Rs 20 to 40 per ticket.
  • Almost 33 per cent of the IRCTC revenue comes from the service charge collected on online bookings. 
  • As per the revenue collection of the last financial year, about Rs 540 crore of IRCTC’s revenue of over Rs 1,500 crore came from ticket bookings.

About IRCTC


  • Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.
  • It handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian railways.
  • It pioneered internet-based rail ticket booking through its website
  • It has also launched a loyalty program called Shubh Yatra for frequent travellers. 
  • Through this program, passengers can avail of discounts on all tickets booked round the year by paying an upfront annual fee.
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