The ICICI Bank Ltd and the Indian Railways have entered into an agreement for sale of passenger tickets also through the Bank’s website and mobile app. This will be first-ever instance of the Railways selling its tickets via a non-IRCTC platform.
What’s more, even those not having bank accounts with the largest private sector lender can use this facility to book train tickets. All they have to do is to register themselves on the IRCTC’s website, followed by a one-time registration with the ICICI Bank via website and mobile app. That’s it!
It is for the first time that a bank is offering to book railway tickets from its own platform(s). In view of the fact that both customers of ICICI Bank as well as those of other banks will be able to use its app called “Pockets” to book train tickets, more similar moves from other banks can be expected in the near future.
According to a senior ICICI Bank officer, 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, he said.