Indian Railway ticketing goes on mobile – Thanks to Android apps

By on January 29, 2013

India is in complete favor of tourism and thanks to the uncountable magnificent places all across India. Indian railway has played a very vital role in connecting India all over and it being economical most people in India uses and prefers traveling by Indian railway system.

From online today the World has come on mobile by using mobile apps. Mobile apps today have become very necessary and similar even for Railway this has become a necessity. For this reason some popular Indian railway apps for smartphone users have been collected for easy access with their smartphones so that ticket can be booked instantly and even booking status can be checked immediately.

There has been an increase in the Indian travel industry and this is necessitating embracing newer mobile trends with equal gusto. And Railways have been a favorite option for majority of people due to many reasons but the most saddening part is standing in long queues at the railway station and getting a wait-listed tickets. To overcome this problem IRCTC was developed and striving further hard to make ticketing process simpler for their passengers. Mobile ticket in Kerala was a big success and a new GPS based software to track train movements would be introduced for the railway system as well as the general public.

Now in the Android market there are several apps available to eliminate long queues and to make rail ticketing simplified. Some of the majorly used Android apps are Indian Railways Train Alarm, Indian Rail PNR status inquiry, IRCTC Mobile app, ngpay, Indian Rail Info and many more.

Lets look at these which are widely used:

Indian Railway Train Alarm: This app will track the running train status, alert you in case of train running late or before time, track PNR status and will update once your wait-listed ticket is confirmed. You can create alerts by simply entering your PNR number. Using your existing IRCTC login details you can book, cancel or modify your tickets with IRCTC‘s completely encrypted and secure app.

Download this App here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.varunverma.INRTrainStatusAlarm&hl=en

Indian Rail PNR status inquiry: PNR is stored in this app and shows up when it’s typed next time with its simpler interface. This is the most popular Android App to check the reservation status anywhere, anytime and is very easy to use for people of any age.

Download this app here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.indiatravel.apps&hl=en

IRCTC Mobile app: This app lets you book general and tatkal ticket in a secured and faster way. It also allows checking PNR status without even logging the app as IRCTC jumps on to your mobile screens with this app.  But yes, this isn’t IRCTC‘s official app but it’s convenient to use as its optimized for better data caching and smooth scrolling and even lets your book, cancel, amend, select birth and check PNR status.

Download this app here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irctc.indiandragon.in&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImlyY3RjLmluZGlhbmRyYWdvbi5pbiJd

Ngpay: A multipurpose app to buy rail, flight, bus, movie tickets as well mobile phone and DTH recharge cards for all operators. This is also an official mobile banking app for Axis and HDFC bank.

Download this app here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jigrahak.ngpay&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5qaWdyYWhhay5uZ3BheSJd

Indian Rail Info: This app is designed in such a way that it gives all transit-related information about Indian Railways.  This app gets all information under any category be it train search, seat availability, or seat upgrade status under one roof and caters to basic and essential queries like train fare and helps in finding new train numbers.

Download this app here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.varunverma.INRTrainStatusAlarm&hl=en

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One Comment

  1. irctc pnr

    May 8, 2013 at 10:34 am

    To check the Indian railways information,the below apps are the best for android phones
    1. IRCTC Mobile,
    2.Atom Mobile Application,
    3. Indian Railway Train Alarm,
    4.Indian Rail Info App.
    I downloaded Indian Rail info app into my phone to check the pnr status.Thanks for providing good information.

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