Train e-tickets on IRCTC to cost more from today

New Delhi: Train ticket booking on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to cost more from today, with the Indian Railways re-introducing services charges on its e-tickets.

In a bid to encourage digital payments, the service charges were revoked by the authorities following the announcement of demonetisation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.

As per the new provision, a service charge of Rs 15 will be levied on sleeper class tickets while for AC classes, a charge of Rs 30 would be applicable. Previously, the services charges on non-AC and AC classes were Rs 20 and Rs 40, respectively. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable separately on each ticket.