Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to sell train tickets at the company's petrol pumps.
The Indian Railways has already signed an agreement with Sify Ltd, banks and district authorities to offer e-Ticketing services. Under this agreement, BPCL will initially provide e-Ticketing facilities at 38 petrol pumps in seven cities. Later on, Indian Railways will extend the service to about locations, including LPG and cylinder shops. It is expected that this facility would be available at the 7700 petrol pumps. Passenger need to pay INR 40 for sleeper class ticket, while for AC customer need to pay INR 55 for e-Tickets, which would be bought from BPCL retailers. IRCTC is also looking to extend the scope of the e-ticketing facility and approached banks such as ICICI and HDFC. Sify Ltd is also planning to provide e-ticketing services at about 300 cyber cafes in about 12 cities in another three months.