In a bid to make e-ticket booking easier, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to launch a scheme allowing passengers to reserve seats against advance money kept with the corporation.
Currently there are about 4.5 lakh train tickets booked daily through IRCTC website.
Under the Rolling Deposit Scheme, a user can deposit money in advance with IRCTC and use it as a payment option amongst the other payment options available on IRCTC website for paying money at the time of booking tickets.
IRCTC will also not levy the payment gateway charge for booking e-ticket through RDS.
User can manage his account online and also top-up online. He can transfer the money from his bank account to IRCTC account and book tickets using that RDS account.