Train ticket booking now through Windows phone

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways has launched a new app for booking train tickets through Windows phone.

The new app would be available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices to facilitate users with new ways of booking e-tickets in addition to the existing portal.

This new IRCTC app has been launched in collaboration with Microsoft and provides anytime, anywhere access to IRCTC services.

With this alternative channel of booking, the passengers will have an additional convenience and better experience of booking e-ticket.

Rakesh Tandon, CMD, IRCTC along with Joseph Landes, general manager – Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft launched the new app for the general public.

The app has been made available exclusively for Windows devices. The users of Windows Phone, Windows 8 Desktop/Tab can download, completely free this application as per their requirement from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively.

Using this new app one can plan a trip, make railway reservations, check the PNR status and perform all the tasks already available on the IRCTC web site.

The app will provide the users an enhanced experience of all IRCTC website services and will in fact offer a few exclusive services to the App users. The new and exciting features for the app-users will include visual maps of train routes, Windows Phone live tiles and access to saved traveler profiles from multiple devices are just a few to mention.

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