IRCTC Introduces NFT Train Tickets During Holi

IRCTC’s latest announcement marked a significant moment for India’s digital assets sector as the Indian railways officially embraced the NFT domain. In a festive nod to Holi, IRCTC introduced vibrant NFT tickets for two Tejas trains connecting Delhi and Lucknow.

IRCTC To Roll Out NFT Tickets For Holi Celebrations

IRCTC revealed a sneak peek of these NFTs via its official X handle. These NFTs are slated to feature intricate sketches showcasing the rich heritage of Delhi and Lucknow set against vibrant backgrounds. Moreover, from March 20, passengers of Tejas trains numbered 82501 and 82502 will have access to these NFTs, adding a unique dimension to their journey.

Furthermore, IRCTC announced that the NFT train tickets initiative is scheduled to run until April 2. Elaborating on the significance of these NFTs, IRCTC stated, “These tickets are not merely digital souvenirs.” In addition, it hinted at possible benefits of acquiring these NFT tickets.

In the X post, IRCTC added, “They [NFT Tickets] symbolise our dedication to enriching your journey experiences, allowing you to personalise your travel memories with your own photographs and enjoy exclusive offers from handpicked brands.”

As of now, IRCTC has not clarified whether these NFT tickets will be complimentary for all ticket buyers or if they will require an additional fee. Moreover, the details of offers from “handpicked brands” and other benefits are still under wraps.

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IRCTC Made Similar Initiatives In The Past

Indian Railways has been actively exploring blockchain technology, evident from its distribution of NFTs as digital mementos. Earlier this year, IRCTC offered NFT tickets for journeys to Ayodhya, presenting them as more than just travel documents but as cherished souvenirs of divine experiences.

“More than just a ticket to Ayodhya Dham – a souvenir of the divine Shree Ramotsav. Treasure the pious memories of Lord Shree Rama’s arrival forever, with Blockchain NFT,” wrote IRCTC through a dedicated platform during the announcement for Ayodhya NFT tickets.

Moreover, In March of the previous year, the National Academy of Indian Railways collaborated with Polygon. The collaboration was undertaken to conduct a workshop aimed at raising awareness about the advantages of blockchain in railway operations.

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