Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or IRCTC have launched the most awaited Android App : IRCTC Connect for booking tickets simply using Android Smartphone or Tablets. The app is free to download and use from Google Play Store and it works on Android version 4.1 and above.
The app shows the login screen first, the user need to login using the IRCTC id and password. Once verified, the app allows you to search for trains between your source and destination. Once you have finalised on that, you are taken to the next screen which will give you a list of trains between those stations and you can select a particular train by tapping on it. Tapping on your selected train will show you the availability. After selecting the right choices, you then proceed to book your tickets. It is quite a straight forward process and if you have booked a railway ticket online, you will feel right at home. Do note that tickets cannot be booked via the app from 8am to 12pm.
The app listing notes, “Rail ticketing now made simpler just by swipe and shuffle, select and book. Install the newly launched IRCTC android app and book a railway ticket anywhere in India at your fingertips.”
Features of IRCTC Connect :-
• One step login to existing users
• Search and Book train tickets
• View and Cancel tickets
• Retains recently added passenger details
• New Users, register from App directly
• Upcoming Journey Alerts
The home screen also gives you more menus such as My Booking, Cancel Ticket, My Profile and so on. You can also cancel your booked tickets via the IRCTC Connect app and the app can also retain recently added passenger details. For first time users, IRCTC lets you register from the app itself and you also have a PDF about the IRCTC Connect app.
Within few hours of its launch, IRCTC Connect has attracted more than five thousands of downloads, with 1500+ reviews as the time of writing. Average rating is 4.2/5, which is really good for user to give it a try.