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New Delhi: E-tickets bought through the IRCTC website will be costlier as the railways has decided to restore the service charges from 1 September, according to an order.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will levy a service charge of 15 on tickets for non-AC classes and 30 for AC classes, including first class, according to the order.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be applicable separately.

The service charges were withdrawn three years ago to promote digital payments.

The IRCTC used to levy a service charge of 20 on every non-AC e-ticket and 40 for every AC ticket.

Earlier this month, the Railway Board gave its approval to the IRCTC to restore the service charges.

In a letter dated 30 August, the Board said the IRCTC had made a "detailed case" for the restoration of service charges and the matter had been examined by the "competent authority".

It further said the finance ministry had contended that the service charges waiver was a temporary one and the railway ministry could restart it.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed

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