Indian Railways ...

Today I was booking my tickets to Chennai in the IRCTC website. When I was about to click the "Pay Now" button there was small link saying "Click here to see the performance of the Payment Gateways". I was puzzled what the heck is that. I clicked and an XL file got dowloaded. It said how much money has been transacted thru each payment gateway last month. The total amount that IRCTC has received was 2491585261. Yes that little less than 250 crores!!! Infact the banks also benefit hugely by this. The charges for each payment gateway is a minimum of Rs 10 (for a debit card) or 1.85% (credit card). Here is the comparision chart. Calculate how much money they make!

The yearly total would be around 3,000 crores and they don't even care to give a nice looking feature rich website. Someone got to tell Lalooji that if they have a proper functioning website, they can even make more money and less crowd in the reservation counters.

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5 comments:

  1. Raja Says:

    payment.html -la 'close' button functionality superb! ;-)

  2. vivek Says:

    I think Indian railway should shut down their web sites (all), but specially www.irctc.co.in a web site where you can book your ticket.

    This is the worst web site I ever came across. if you think that in place of booking ticket at railway reservation center and wait for hrs in a queue, lets book a ticket online to save all this time, then I will say you are wrong its better to book a ticket at reservation center than a web site.

    First of all this web takes long time to load, then again long time more than a 1-2 min to login, then you need to search your train, there it again takes time..., then you need to select a train and check the availability, if it available then say book ticket and then enter the name of passengers and also identity details of one passenger, then confirm that and then say book, then it will redirect you to payment page and again you need to select different payment gate way and then do the payment... and then take a print , big thing if you do not have a printer connected to your machine then ... ??? since there is no option to save the ticket.

    For your information visit http://www.indiantrains.org/ .

    The better way to search Indian trains looks great and it open fast, no pop-up, user friendly. Every information in a single page. This concept is good and some of the features like calendar, train running day has not come in a single website in this reviews. the most important features i have seen in this site that if the user does not know the station code then also he can see all the trains and it is only website which have a drop menu box for the important station from where you can choose the station name and also it has a date calendar from you can choose the date and it show the running day of the train so that you can know which day of the week this train is running. the other most important feature I have seen in this website that it show the train which does not have the reservation coach for the benefit of the user and they are showing the passenger train also which is also not available in any website. This site will enable the users to search train route and compare fares of most of the trains in India.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Hi..welcome to all This is vengadachalam..I found a difficult oneday bec of heavy rainy day I want to go bangalore from Chennai the next so want to book a rail ticket i browse through the net..I got the website www.indiantrains.orgwhich gives me very fast inf about the availlablity of seats, classes,fares..I did not know the train number just name itself i have given it will disp all dts .But not able to book If our Indianrail website join with this website or this website join with that means can provide better service to all peoples in India...Thank you to all

  4. VENKAT Says:

    IRCTC is the site for booking the trains but before booking we can check the train availablities through other sites,It is used to book the ticket very fastly & conformly,recently my family went to agra fro trichy i have check the train availablity fare,status,etc on the site www.indiantrains.org.It is ver fast to retrieve the informations using maps also.If the IRCTC join with the webiste means this website provide better service..to all,One can miss the wrong booking after knowing the availablity through the railway websites.

  5. ahamed Says:

    hi,
    I used this website indiantrains.org. Its is very easy to check the train arrivals, departures, route map and many more.
    thank u,