Travelling through trains has always been a convenient and economical mode of commute, especially for Indians. The system has its existence since British rule in Indian and is serving its best till date. With the advancement in technology and modernisation, Indian railways have paved its way more towards serving the Indian commuters the best service in hand. When the population was scanty in numbers, offline booking counter at every railway station served its purpose. With the rise in population and indulgence of the internet in people’s lives, this whole system went online. But not under public domain as it was limited to the railway community system. When the internet is served under public domain as a commercial thing then IRCTC came into effect. To avail IRCTC service they have their own website and well-functioning mobile apps for the same. Since the ticket booking is a hectic job and you need a suitable app to help you book the tickets, check PNR status, get seat availability etc. Here is a list of some recommended and popular Mobile Apps which can help you there:
Rail Yatri App
The mobile application available for android and windows users is the most attractive IRCTC mobile application amongst all. It provides features like finding, locating and tracking trains on the go, with add-on features like PNR status, seat availability, waitlist confirmation etc. It is having tie-ups with taxi services firms across 30 cities. And also have food vendors across 300 stations to provide it varied services to the customers.
This app, more service of ‘fare alerts notifications’ is found to be an excellent travel companion for all the travellers across India. It sends an alert notification when flight prices drop. Apart from this, it includes all the railway ticket booking interfaces and services which a passenger needs in basics with simpler railway service experiences.
This app is an official app under IRCTC. It provides real-time experiences to its passengers. Further, enquiring about any train’s live running status, recent station it has passed and which is the upcoming station for the train etc can be done. The UI is simple, app size is decent and mostly bug-free.
Confirmit is available in boats as a mobile app and a website. This is the most revolutionised application which has majorly solved the problem of ticket unavailability. It provides you alternates of routes you can pick confirmed confirm ticket for your journey. It works on an algorithm which is an intelligent system which will suggest you the possible routes like changing train at a certain station or booking the ticket from some other station but boarding on the required one etc.
This application is a very user-friendly app which offers both train ticket bookings as well as flight bookings too. It features the ‘Tatkal’ ticket booking to its passengers which is a huge need for the majority of the regions. The best feature is that you can add passengers from your booked history, which enables faster flow during Tatkal bookings in the train.