IRCTC Unveils NFT Tickets for Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Trains as Holi-Themed Digital Souvenirs

Mar14,2024


The digital asset industry in India celebrated a historic day on March 13 after the NFT sector received direct approval from the Indian Railways. To celebrate the spirit of Holi, IRCTC has unveiled colorful NFT tickets for two Tejas trains running between the cities of Delhi and Lucknow. IRCTC or Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation is a central public sector enterprise governed by the Ministry of Railways in the country.

IRCTC unveiled the first look of these NFTs through its highly active X handle. From the looks of it, these NFTs will show sketches of historical sites in Delhi and Lucknow in colorful shaded backgrounds. From March 20, ticket buyers of Tejas trains numbered 82501 and 82502 will be eligible to access these NFTs. This initiative will end on April 2.

NFTs also come with some benefits which IRCTC has mentioned in its X post. “These stamps are not just digital souvenirs,” it said. They symbolize our dedication towards enriching your travel experiences, allowing you to personalize your travel memories with your photos and enjoy exclusive offers from select brands.”

For now, IRCTC has not officially confirmed whether all ticket buyers will get these NFT tickets as a complimentary part of their purchase, or whether they will have to pay extra to avail these digital collectibles. NFTs are digital collectibles that are created on the blockchain network.

Indian Railways has been exploring blockchain technology for quite some time and now it is circulating NFTs as digital memorabilia. For example, in March last year, the National Academy of Indian Railways, in partnership with Polygon, launched a workshop to spread awareness about the benefits of blockchain in the railway industries.

Earlier this year, IRCTC was offering tickets to Ayodhya in the form of NFTs.

“More than a ticket to Ayodhya Dham – a souvenir of the divine Shri Ramotsav. With Blockchain NFT, cherish the sacred memories of the arrival of Lord Shri Ram forever,” IRCTC had said at the time on a specially dedicated website.


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