IRCTC ticket booking via SBI card: Indian Railways waives off this charge, offers reward points; see how
The SBI card, also known as Railway Debit Card, will allow people to go for cashless transactions at least while booking the railway tickets. The card is bundled with numerous benefits like transaction charge waiver, reward points and more. Scroll down to know the benefits that come your way while booking your railway ticket.
IRCTC ticket booking via SBI card: To incentivise its passengers and make them opt for the online ticket booking system, Indian Railways arm Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and the country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a debit card. The SBI card, also known as Railway Debit Card, will allow people to go for cashless transactions at least while booking the railway tickets. The card is bundled with numerous benefits like transaction charge waiver, reward points and more. Scroll down to know the benefits that come your way while booking your railway ticket. The Privileges on IRCTC SBI Platinum Card are listed below:
Railway Ticket Booking: Use your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card to book railway tickets online and get them delivered at your doorstep
Transaction Charges Waiver: The card can be used for any transaction but any transaction related to tickets will be free of any charges. You save 1.8% transaction charges, exclusive of GST and all other charges, when you book railway tickets on irctc.co.in, using your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card
Redeem Rewards Points: For booking train tickets at irctc.co.in (1 Reward Point = Rs 1).
Activation bonus: 350 activation bonus reward points on spending Rs 500.
Freedom from Surcharges: The cardholder enjoys the benefit of not paying the 1% fuel surcharge on petrol pumps.
Offers: The card provides offers on travel, dining, gold and entertainment options from Visa. Note: The offer is being made on behalf of Visa.
Cash on the Go: It allows its holders to withdraw cash from over 1 million Visa ATMs across the world.
Global Acceptance: Your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card is a travel card and can be used in over 29 million Visa outlets worldwide & 3,25,000 outlets in India.
Empower your Family: Apply for add-on cards for your children, siblings above the age of 18, spouse and parents.
Easy Bill Pay Facility: Use our Easy Bill Pay facility to ensure your electricity, insurance, telephone and other utility bills are paid on time
Balance Transfer on EMI: A cardholder will be allowed to transfer the outstanding balance of his/her outstanding balance of other bank’s credit card to your IRCTC SBI Platinum Card. Transferring the balance can allow him/her to lower the rate of interest and payback in EMIs.
Flexipay: The facility allows the cardholder to convert his/her transactions in easy monthly instalments. Just transact for Rs. 2,500 or more and log on to sbicard.com within 30 days of purchase to convert it into Flexipay.
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Earlier, IRCTC used to charge Rs 20 on each sleeper class and Rs 40 on each air-conditioned class e-tickets, a part of which went to banks as transaction charges.