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mRUPEE Ties Up With IRCTC; Offers Easy Payment Option



February 15 2016,  12.30 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Association will enable travelers to pay for rail tickets via mRUPEE wallet; a simple, safe and convenient payment option



Bangalore, India | 15, 2016:  mRUPEE, a subsidiary of Tata Teleservices, today announced that it has tied up with IRCTC, India's largest e-commerce company, to provide an additional payment gateway. Indian Railways carries more than 23 million passengers a day[1] and the association will allow users one-tap payments for rail ticket bookings via mRUPEE wallet for a significant number of travelers.



Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways. As the biggest e-commerce portal in India, IRCTC holds record of over 13 lakh tickets booked in a day in April 2015[2]. The portal sees approximately 4.5 to 5 lakhs bookings per day on an average[3].



"Today, mobile services have fast evolved beyond telephone calls and voice messages to take centre stage in an increasingly connected world. Our partnership with IRCTC adds to the tremendous reach of mRUPEE’s market. We’re excited that these kinds of meaningful partnerships are helping to not only give our customers the ease of quick and convenient booking, but also give a thrust to the government’s mandate of enhancing wider adoption of digital money in India. Through this service, we aim at delivering future ready infrastructure that not merely meets today’s expectations, but those of tomorrow,” said Pradeep K Sampath, Chief Operating Officer for mRUPEE.



mRUPEE has recently tied up with SmartD, a lifestyle management platform, which helps consumers in Chennai to  explore delicious, healthy and affordable food every day. Also, mRUPEE had earlier announced its partnership with ICICI Bank to launch a recharge facility for Delhi Metro cards. MMPL also launched the Open Loop prepaid, VISA powered, card in partnership with RBL Bank (Ratnakar Bank). By obtaining a PaySmart card, mRUPEE customers are able to withdraw money from VISA licensed ATMs and also pay for goods and services at all merchants that accept VISA Debit/Credit cards nationally.

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ICICI Bank launches online rail ticket booking on its website



 December 23, 2015,  16.50 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

·         First bank in India to offer rail ticket booking on its website

·         Customers of any bank can use the facility

·      It will soon be available on the Bank’s mobile banking app, ‘iMobile’ as well as on its digital bank, ‘Pockets’



Mumbai: ICICI Bank Limited today announced the launch of a facility that allows users to book online rail tickets on its website www.icicibank.com. This facility is being offered in association with the Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC). ICICI Bank 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.



Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajiv Sabharwal, Executive Director, ICICI Bank Limited, said: “ICICI Bank has been a pioneer in introducing innovative digital services for the convenience of its customers. 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. 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.”



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.



To know more about this service, please visit http://www.icicibank.com/irctc



The Bank services its large customer base through a multi-channel delivery network of 4054 branches, the largest among private sector banks, 12,964 ATMs (at September 30, 2015), call center, internet banking (www.icicibank.com), mobile banking, banking on Facebook & Twitter as well as its digital wallet, Pockets. For news and updates, visit www.icicibank.com  and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ICICIBank

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foodpanda to enter into a partnership with IRCTC


•    Passengers can pre-order their meals, chosen from a variety of options available for delivery at the opted station
•    Passengers to order meals at-least 2 hours in advance of the train arrival,  delivery to be aligned with train arrival time at the selected station
•    foodpanda to fulfil delivery at the stations through its own delivery arm
•    Consumer can choose the payment mode to be prepaid or COD

November 24, Delhi: foodpanda, India’s largest online food ordering platform proposes to associate with Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the Indian railways. The association will enable consumers to order meals of their choice through foodpanda’s aggregator model, and allow them to order from a wide variety of cuisine options. To ensure that food reaches consumers in the best condition, foodpanda will deploy its own delivery fleet to fulfil all deliveries.
The pilot of this proposed association is being planned to be launched at the New Delhi Railway station and after successful roll out in the metro city, the service will be extended to more cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai in due course of time. The customers will have the choice to order meals at-least 2 hours in advance of the travel. The delivery will be aligned to the train arrival time at the station and consumers can pay for the order in advance online or make on the spot cash payment as per their convenience.

Speaking about the association, foodpanda CEO Saurabh Kochhar, Said, “Foodpanda is an innovative business model which caters to an important consumer need. Our association with IRCTC will be an offering which addresses a huge consumer need prevailing for years. For long, consumers had limited food options to choose from while travelling with Indian railways but the newly launched e-catering service by IRCTC (approved by Ministry of Railways) is set to change the way Indians eat while travelling. We are excited to begin action with the Delhi station by December and are looking forward to extending this offering to other stations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai in due course of time.”

Mr. Robin Kalita, Director, Catering Services, IRCTC, “At IRCTC, it has been our endeavour to extend best possible services to our passengers. Food forms a very important part of the travel experience and IRCTC takes immense care to offer healthy and hygienic food to its travellers on-board. With progressing times, we aim to offer wider choices to our consumers and are extremely thankful to foodpanda to have offered partnership with us. We are happy that we will be able to offer wider food choices to our consumers with this association and once our pilot project is successful, we will extend the service to more locations.”

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