ICICI Bank on Wednesday announced launch of a facility that allows users to book online rail tickets on its website www.icicibank.com.
This facility will be offered in association with the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). ICICI Bank said it is the first bank in the country to offer such a facility on its website.
Customers of any bank can use this service to book online rail tickets on the bank’s website itself, without visiting any other website. With this service, users can search for trains, book an e-ticket, cancel a reservation as well as check their PNR status among others.
The website will display latest information for services including train options and ticket availability by connecting directly with the reservation system of the Indian Railways on a real time basis. Users can pay for the rail tickets using their internet banking account, debit or credit card of any bank.
To avail this service, users have to do a one-time registration on the bank’s website with their mobile number and user id registered with IRCTC. Subsequently, they can purchase the tickets directly from the bank’s website.
“Online rail ticket booking on the bank’s website for customers of any bank is yet another exciting service for the rapidly growing digitally savvy customer base in India,” said Rajiv Sabharwal, executive director, ICICI Bank. “This service will soon be also available on the bank’s mobile banking app, iMobile as well as on its digital bank on mobile phone, pockets,” he said.