Rail passengers will continue to enjoy service charge exemption on tickets booked online till March 2018.
The government had waived service charges in November last year after demonetisation to encourage digital modes of booking. The facility had been extended to June 30 and then September 30.
The Railway Board has directed Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) that the benefits be extended till March next year.
Service charges on booking train tickets online through IRCTC ranges from Rs 20 to 40 per ticket.