A new feature has been added to the UPI based payment app Google Pay. With the help of Google Pay, you will now be able to book train tickets easily. The train ticket booking facility on the Google Pay app is being provided through IRCTC.
Google said that this feature is available for both Android and iOS users.
This new feature can be found in the business section. When you will click on the business section you will get train option in the app. The IRCTC ticket booking support in Google Pay will allow the users to search, book, and cancel train tickets using the app.
You will also be able to get important information about the availability of seat in the Google Pay app. In order to access the ticket booking feature, the user must log in to their IRCTC account. The best thing about this feature is that there will be no extra charge when booking tickets through this app.
Ambarish Kenghe, Director, Product Management, Google Pay, in a statement said, “The train ticket booking feature addresses an important need for Indian users, right within the app and is another step to making the lives of our users easier and more convenient with Google Pay.”
How to book a train ticket with Google Pay:
• Open Google Pay app and tap on Trains chat head in Businesses section • Tap on New ticket • Search for trains by origin, destination, and date for travel and it will show a list of trains • Find the train that you want to book a ticket for and then tap on Check availability • Find the class you want to travel in and then tap Select • Confirm the stations are correct and then tap OK • You will now be asked to enter your IRCTC account details, if you don’t already have an account, you will be asked to create one • Enter the passenger information and tap Continue • Confirm the booking information, then tap Continue • Select a payment method and then tap Proceed to continue • Now, enter your UPI PIN, following which you will be taken to IRCTC website • Enter your IRCTC password and the Captcha • Tap Submit and your ticket will be booked. You will now see a confirmation screen.
The Google Pay application was originally launched in September 2017 in the country as Tez. The Google Pay app is powered by the United Payments Interface and offers a number of features, including bill payments, peer-to-peer payments, recharges, online payments, and more.
“UPI payments are fast gathering momentum in India as consumers become increasingly comfortable with the concept of bank-to-bank transfers. Two out of every three transactions on Google Pay come from 300,000 of India’s towns and villages, well beyond India’s largest metros,” Kenghe added.
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