Oct 25: Taking smoother passenger services to the next level, Indian Railways will rejig its existing website and usher in an Android-based Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) mobile App. The Indian Railways believes that the new mobile app would help in ensuring faster and easier ticket booking.
The revamp of the website will also be undertaken alongside. The revamp planned is aimed at making the rail website clutter-free with easier log-in and navigation options. The complaint that customers get logged off during the process of booking tickets would be addressed and made error free, reports said.
The new features that the new Android App would bring into the IRCTC platform would include display of confirmed tickets, dates to help passengers plan better, messages regarding arrival and departures of train on a real time basis and the like. The app will also send out alerts in case of train delays.
The app is expected to bank on data analytics in a bid to prevent misuse of tatkal facilities. Reports added that the app will look towards ISRO to share real time information with the help of satellites.