January 11th, 2017
To promote ticketing through digital transactions, the Ministry of Railways released a new passenger mobile application named IRCTC Rail Connect app. The new mobile-based application will replace the existing IRCTC Connect app.
“Currently e-ticketing system caters to over 10 lakh passengers daily. And to increase the ease to users, a new Android-based mobile application for reserved booking IRCTC Rail Connect has been developed,” Suresh Prabhu said. “Rail Connect has been developed to bring the power of next generation e-ticketing system like high performance and enhanced security.”
Prabhu said the application would have features like 24/7 service, advanced security, synchronisation of the mobile app with Next Generation e-Ticketing (NGET) for ticket booking, simple and easy user interface and supports general, ladies, Tatkal and Premium-Tatkal quota. He also said that the new application would be integrated with IRCTC e-wallet for faster and hassle-free transactions.
“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 said. “The IRCTC Rail Connect will also be interconnected with IRCTC AIR, Food on Track mobile apps to facilitate the booking of air tickets and food through e-catering.”