In a move to encourage cashless payment, the Railways has extended the 5 per cent discount on the base fare of reserved tickets for payment made through the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) including BHIM application till June 13 next year.
Sources from the Southern Railway told Express that passengers who choose to make the payments through Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) mobile app that functions on UPI method, can avail five per cent discount on the base fare of total ticket fare.“For example, for a base fare of `1,000, passengers can get a discount of `50.
The offer is applicable only for booking the tickets at counters, not for online tickets,” explained an official. Aiming at reducing the risk of cash handling at ticket counters, the Railways has begun to introduce Point of Sale machines at select stations to enable the payments through debit and credit cards since December 2016. Read more
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