From now on, customers can buy train tickets directly from their bKash app 24/7 from anywhere. Recently, bKash has integrated the payment and processing of e-ticketing for the train in its app.
Besides Pay Bill, Add Money, Mobile Recharge and other services, buying a train ticket is another addition to the bKash app. Customers don’t need to use any other app to buy a train ticket. Bangladesh Railway’s e-ticketing service is now connected to the bKash app with a micro-site making it possible for customers to carry out the whole ticketing process in the bKash app.
To buy train tickets, customers need to follow some simple steps. On top of the bKash app’s user interface, there is a “Tickets” icon where “Train” and “Bangladesh Railway” option should be selected subsequently. Then, customers will land on the E-ticketing Service screen of Bangladesh Railway. From here, they need to select Route, Date, Class and Passenger number to check available train and seat numbers.
If any train seat is available, registered customer needs to tap on “Purchase” and insert user ID and password of Bangladesh Railway e-ticketing service. Then a bKash payment gateway pops up. By inserting bKash account number, OTP and PIN, customers can finish the process of buying a train ticket.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US-based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering a broad range of digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.