With Indian Government betting on digital India (Digital Payments), Indian Railways, headed by Suresh Prabhu, Ministry of Railways, has launched a new app called IRCTC Rail Connect App that lets passengers book tickets on the go.
“Currently e-ticketing system caters to over 10 lakh passengers daily (comprising 58 percent of total reserved passengers). And to increase the ease to users, a new Android-based mobile application for reserved booking IRCTC Rail Connect has been developed,” Prabhu told at the launch event.
“Rail Connect has been developed to bring the power of next generation e-ticketing system like high performance and enhanced security,” he said.
IRCTC Rail Connect App brings in new features and security and will be replacing the old IRCTC Connect App. The new application has features like 24/7 service with no time based checks, synchronisation of mobile app with NGET (Next Generation e-Ticketing) for ticket booking, simple and easy user interface and supports general, ladies, Tatkal and Premium-Tatkal quota.
The app will be integrated with IRCTC e-wallet for faster and easier transactions. The app now provides new user registration and activation without leaving the app.
“Through IRCTC Rail Connect app users can view and cancel old mobile app tickets also. The new app will provide payment gateway to over 40 banks to facilitate payments through net Banking, credit or debit cards and wallets like Paytm, PayU, Mobikwik,” Prabhu informed.
“The IRCTC Rail Connect will also be inter-connected with IRCTC AIR, Food on Track mobile apps to facilitate booking of air tickets and food through e-catering.”
Download IRCTC Rail Connect from Google Play Store.
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