BlackBerry launches train booking app

BlackBerry has announced the launch of IRCTC application for  train bookings on BlackBerry smartphones.

“We are excited to bring the IRCTC application to BlackBerry World. With the increasing smartphone perpetration and the increasing dependence on mobile applications, it is a great opportunity for us to help our customers experience this app for an easy and streamlined train booking service,” said Annie Mathew, director, Business Development and Alliance, BlackBerry India.

IRCTC is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways. IRCTC is known for changing the face of railway ticketing in India. IRCTC recently launched next generation e-ticketing system, which enhances the booking capacity to 7,200 tickets per minute against 2,000 tickets in the old system.

With the accessibility of internet enabled smartphones, it is important to provide the customers with hassle free booking with minimum time-lag. The application has been developed in collaboration with IRCTC for BlackBerry devices.

Apart from train bookings, the application also provides passenger information, booking history, recent history, cancellation, add to favorites etc.  through an user friendly interface giving an improvised  experience to the user. The application will be available starting August 28, 2014 to all BlackBerry BB10 users.

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