Indian Railways waives off service tax on ticket bookings from IRCTC website

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Indian Railways
Indian Railways

New Delhi : The government has waived off service charges for all tickets booked online via their website IRCTC. The move has been taken with a motive to encourage cashless transections from November 23 to December 31. 

"Now the passengers won't have to pay the service charges on booking E-tickets and I-tickets through IRCTC from November 23 to December 31," railway Spokesperson Anil Kumar Saxena said.

He claimed that the decision has been taken by senior officials to support demonetisation drive by the centre. 

Currently, Rs 20 are charged for sleeper berth and Rs 40 are charged for the AC berth while booking a ticket via IRCTC website.

On November 8, the government spiked Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bank notes to curb black money and corruption.