Travelling has always been on the agenda of Indian travellers. Despite tight budget, the public carves out time for travelling all year round. Post demonetisation, there was a sharp decline in cash bookings. In the light of currency crunch the Indian Railways introduced lucrative discounts on ticket booking via Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC app) and website. To keep the spirit of travel alive, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is set to boost the process of online ticketing. The age-old IRCTC Connect app will undergo much awaited makeover. The new IRCTC Rail Connect app will hit the Indian servers on January 10.
The idea is to speed up ticket booking to relieve hundreds of train passengers across the country.
IRCTC Rail Connect App will Eliminate Glitches in Online Ticketing
The new swift and user-friendly IRCTC rail connect app will cater to the growing requirements of Indian passengers. With a simple ‘Swipe’, ‘Shuffle’, ‘Select’, users can easily book a rail ticket anytime anywhere. The upcoming app is based on a next generation e-ticketing system.
The new IRCTC rail connect will eliminate all the shortcomings associated with its previous versions. Slow speed, server errors, heavy traffic and website breakdown affected the smooth functioning of the website earlier. The new IRCTC Rail connect will be equipped with latest technology to simplify the existing procedures.
- Travellers will be able to check existing reservations, search and book new tickets.
- They can cancel tickets and receive upcoming journey notifications.
- The new IRCTC app will be synchronised with the ticketing website.
- The app will save passenger details for future use.
IRCTC Connect Vs. IRCTC Rail Connect
IRCTC rail connect application is based on a simple user interface. Ticket booking will be much easier, compared to its browser variant. Since all procedures take place on the same screen, the users won’t face any lags when clicking various options.
Earlier, the users had to enter their details twice or thrice to login into the app. Also, the ‘booking history’ wasn’t synced with the site. So, travel history didn’t appear on the home page, as well.
Besides, the ‘8 to 12’ system was troublesome. Users couldn’t book their tickets on the app between 8am to 12pm. This is the time when rail authorities open ‘Tatkal Bookings’ for the public. What’s the use of booking tickets when all the Tatkal seats have already been taken. Hopefully, the authorities will make necessary improvements to remove these glitches.
The new IRCTC rail connect will get rid of these errors and ensure a swift and smooth ticket booking experience from January 10.