To prevent overcharging on trains for meals, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Monday advised all the Railway zones to ensure the availability of minimum 10 PoS (Point of Sale) machine in each Mail and Express trains under their jurisdiction with immediate effect. The IRCTC, in their statement, said all licensees must be immediately directed to deploy PoS machines and added that heavy fine would be imposed on those who would non-comply to the same.
Earlier in April, the IRCTC introduced PoS machines in three trains – the Aravali Express, the Telangana Express and the Sealdah Ajmer Express. A PoS machine is an electronic device used to process card payments and prevents overcharging by vendors in trains.
Bad publicity is hitting the IRCTC and the fact is not being appreciated by the Indian Railways authorities and remedial measures are set to be provided to passengers to make their journey easier to cut this down. In a bid to ensure bills for the purchase of food items is provided to passengers on trains, Indian Railways has issued certain must-follow instructions.
Railways unit IRCTC has ordered all its zones to ensure at least 10 point of sale (POS) machines are deployed on each train under their jurisdiction. Read More