New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRTC) an Friday introduced the electronic payment mode for the food items on trains through the use of Point of Sale (POS) machines. Also the paper bill is generated immediately after the payment is made by the customers as a record of the purchase.
“The biggest advantage is that one can pay the bill electronically and the right amount would be generated. It would keep a check on the overcharging and the complaints regarding the same”, said an IRTC official. “Instruction have been given that in one rake there should be at least 8 machines,” he said.
He informed that about 2000 POS have been deployed in Mail and Express trains and soon rest of the trains would also be covered. An inspection drive will also be launched on all the Mail and Express trains from January 26 to February 15 to ensure the availability and working of POS machines.
‘Earlier at some instances they use to charge extra for waterbottle saying that Rs. 2-3 is extra for cooling. Now such type of things will stop. These days people usually avoid carrying change, this is very good system as now we can pay by using credit card or debit card’, travellers said.