Shubh Yatra For Frequent Train Travellers
The Indian Railways has flagged off an initiative - Shubh
Yatra - for those who travel frequently by trains. This scheme for frequent
travellers has been launched through its subsidiary IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering
& Tourism Corporation Limited) in joint partnership with SBI Card.
The programme is applicable only for those who book tickets
online at www.irctc.co.in, which subsequently entitles them to get back up to
10 per cent of their ticket fare as points on all AC class travel except 3AC
depending on their date of travel. The points so accrued can then be used to
purchase free railway tickets booked online.
IRCTC has also tied up with SBI Card to simultaneously launch the SBI Railway
Card - India's first co-branded credit card of its kind for railway passengers
- which allows users to earn free railway tickets, make flexible payments, and
includes personal accident insurance, etc.