IRCTC Launches New APP for Windows Phone and Windows 8 Devices to Provide Alternative Channel for Booking E-Ticket

In its continuing efforts to enhance access to its popular e-ticket portal, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC), a Public Sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, has launched a new application (App) for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices so as to facilitate the users with a new channel of booking e-tickets in addition to the existing portal. This new IRCTC-App, which has been launched in collaboration with Microsoft, provides ANYTIME, ANYWHERE access to IRCTC services.
With this alternative channel of booking, the passengers will have an additional convenience and better experience of booking e-ticket.

Mr. Rakesh Tandon, CMD, IRCTC along with Mr. Joseph Landes, General Manager – Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation launched the new app for the general public at a function held here today.

The app has been made available exclusively for Windows devices. The users of Windows Phone, Windows 8 Desktop/Tab can download, completely free this application as per their requirement from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively..

Using this new app one can plan a trip, make railway reservations, check the PNR status and perform all the tasks already available on the IRCTC web site. It will be available throughout the day excepting 0800 – 1200 hrs and 2330 – 0030 hrs as per the existing Railway guidelines.

The App will provide the users an enhanced experience of all IRCTC website services and will in fact offer a few exclusive services to the App users. The new and exciting features for the App-users will include Visual maps of train routes, Windows Phone live tiles (lighting up as train tickets) and access to saved traveler profiles from multiple devices are just a few to mention.

This application will help a wide number of users as Windows is a widely familiar platform. It offers the best in class, security required while handling personal and financial data of customers. The move meets the objective of IRCTC among others to focus relentlessly on enhancing customer experience.

(Release ID :99308)