Press Esc to close
Friday 03 July 2015
News updated at 2:34 AM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Rly launches Windows app for ticket bookings

New Delhi, September 12, 2013, PTI:

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) on Thursday launched a new application (app) for Windows Phone and Windows 8 personal computers to facilitate users with a new channel to book e-tickets.

The app has been made available exclusively for Windows devices, in collaboration with Microsoft. The users of Windows phones, Windows 8 desktops or tablets can download it free of cost, as per their requirement from the Windows phone store and the Windows store respectively.

Using this new app, one can plan a trip, make railway reservations, check PNR statuses and perform all tasks that are available on the IRCTC web site.

However, the app will not be available from 8 am till noon and 11:10 pm to 12:30 am as per the existing railway guidelines for e-ticketing.

“With this alternative channel of booking, passengers will have additional convenience and a better experience of booking e-tickets,” said Rakesh Tandon, chief managing director, IRCTC while inaugurating the launch.

Joseph Landes, General Manager (Developer and Platform Evangelism) of the Microsoft Corporation was also present.

The app will provide users with an enhanced experience of all IRCTC website services and will also offer a few exclusive services to app users. Features include visual maps of train routes, Windows Phone live tiles (lighting up as train tickets) and access to saved-traveller profiles from multiple devices among others.

“This application will help a wide number of users as Windows is a widely familiar platform. It offers the best in terms of class and 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,” said IRCTC.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai hosts two winners of the Queen's Young Leaders award...

Indian High Commissioner Ranjan Mathai hosts two winners of the Queen's Young Leaders award...

Engine of Delhi - Rewari passenger train catches fire near Garhi Harsaru village in Gurgaon...

Engine of Delhi - Rewari passenger train catches fire near Garhi Harsaru village in Gurgaon...

Actor-couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu at an event in Bengaluru...

Actor-couple Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu at an event in Bengaluru...

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam during a promotional event in Mumbai...

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam during a promotional event in Mumbai...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar...

Sadhus eat meals from a community kitchen as they wait to register for  Amarnath cave shrine...

Sadhus eat meals from a community kitchen as they wait to register for Amarnath cave shrine...

Security personnel keep vigil from the moutains near the holy Amarnath shrine, Baltal...

Security personnel keep vigil from the moutains near the holy Amarnath shrine, Baltal...

A security jawan patrols as pilgrims move towards holy cave shrine of Amarnath...

A security jawan patrols as pilgrims move towards holy cave shrine of Amarnath...

Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Asin Thottumkal at the trailer launch of the film All is Well...

Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Asin Thottumkal at the trailer launch of the film All is Well...

Priyanka Chopra interacts with media persons on Preventing Anaemia...

Priyanka Chopra interacts with media persons on Preventing Anaemia...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523