IRCTC Entered into E-Commerce Business
Online Shopping at IRCTC – Indian railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited
IRCTC – Which is known to book train ticket has now entered into e-commerce business. IRCTC partnered with Yebhi to manage end to end e-commerce operations. Yebhi will get access to the IRCTC customer base to reach out to the root level towns and cities.
They started selling shoes and clothes initially. IRCTC was initially started to cater the needs of online railway ticket booking and later which was extended to hotels and tour packages. Now it has entered into E-commerce. I think this new business has deviated from their line of business.
Tatkal Ticket booking at IRCTC is still a nightmare and if they are going to use the same servers/infrastructure for online shopping then I think there would be many failed transactions.
Web site for Shopping at IRCTC : http://www.shop.irctc.co.in/index.aspx?101