The largest intercity bus ticketing application, redBus, a MakeMyTrip group firm, has released a separate lite-app called “redRail,” with the purpose of improving millions of train passengers’ online travel booking experiences. Previously, redRail was an in-app feature on redBus, but now it will be a separate app. Continue reading “redBus launches RedRail online train ticket booking app”
IRCTC and Ola have signed an LOI (Letter of Intent) that will enable commuters to book an Ola on IRCTC platforms. IRCTC has now integrated the Ola booking API onto its platforms; both website and IRCTC mobile app. The service has already started which makes Ola the first mobility platform in the country to partner with the IRCTC to provide first and last-mile connectivity to commuters. Continue reading “IRCTC partners with Ola to let users book cab directly from its platform”
Taking a cue from e-commerce portals, The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced a Pay-on-Delivery mode for its online booking service. As the name suggests, users will be able to book their train tickets online and pay at the time of delivery via cash. Continue reading “IRCTC launches Pay-on-Delivery service for e-train tickets”
BlackBerry has launched the official IRCTC application for BlackBerry smartphones. This app will naturally let you book tickets, make PNR enquiries, check booking and cancellation histories and more, directly from your BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Last year IRCTC app was launched for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices developed in partnership with Microsoft. Continue reading “Official IRCTC app released for BlackBerry 10 smartphones”
This might be the biggest coup for Microsoft in India. IRCTC, the notorious Indian Railways train ticket booking website known for its crashes and slowness under usual heavy Indian loads has received an exclusive app for the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 platforms, developed in partnership with Microsoft. This app will naturally let you book tickets, make PNR enquiries, check booking and cancellation histories and more. But the most important catch here is that the app will not be able to book tickets between 08:00 to 12:00 or 23:30 to 00:30 hrs of any day. This is presumably to reduce the expected additional load from mobile devices in the peak booking times, due to this app. You can download the app for Windows 8 here (link now LIVE) and Windows Phone 8 here.
Continue reading “Official IRCTC apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 announced in partnership with Microsoft”
Indian Railways ticketing has always been cumbersome. While the online booking system indeed solved some of the issues, the IRCTC website always makes us nostalgic of the long waiting queues at stations and be the pinnacle of utter disappointment at times. While the website offers infinite control over your ticket booking, there are a lot of times when you just want it done, with minimal effort. Till now, it hasn’t been possible but worry not, a new and easy way of booking train tickets for Indian Railways is here, and it takes just two steps to book a ticket for upto six passengers! Read on to find out how.
Continue reading “How to book a Indian Railways train ticket from your mobile phone with just two SMSes”