Google’s UPI payment app, Google Pay (erstwhile Tez app), allows users to send and receive money, make cab payment and more. The search giant recently tied up with Indian Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), to facilitate train bookings on its website. Users will be able to search and browse trains as well as book or cancel tickets with their IRCTC accounts directly from Google Pay.
Wondering how to go about it, here’s our step-by-step guide for you.
Before starting with the steps, remember that users need to have an IRCTC account to book the train tickets. Also, that tickets can be booked up to four months in advance.
- Latest version of Google Pay app
- Google Pay must be configured on the smartphone
- In case you haven’t installed the app and configured it, here’s how to do it.
Open Google Pay app on the smartphone and tap on Trains option under the Business section of the app.
Now tap on the option ‘Book a train ticket’
Users need to enter their travel information which includes origin, destination and date of travel
Hit the search button and let the app search all the available trains on that particular route
Look for the train for which you want to book the ticket from the list and tap on the option ‘Check Availability’
Find an available class and tap the ‘Select’ button located in front of the given class.
Now, as mentioned above, users need to enter their IRCTC user ID and booking details which include Passenger’s name, age, and nationality
Users can also add more passengers by tapping on ‘Add passenger’ option
Now, enter your contact information and hit the ‘Continue’ button from the bottom of the screen
Verify all the information shared and tap on the ‘Continue’ button to make the payment via linked bank account. In case there’s some mistake or you want to change any of the details, hit the ‘Edit trip’ button
While making the payment, the app will redirect users to the IRCTC website, where they need to enter the IRCTC password and CAPTCHA. Tap on Submit button to confirm the booking.
Users can tap the ticket on the device, hit the Download ticket option.