It seems like the era of digitization has been accelerating in full force, and our own country is trying its level best to adapt with it. The recent buzz is that the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) finally added the much-awaited e-ticketing system with a Windows mobile phone app in its existing portal.
Eventually the IRCTC launched a useful application that is specifically designed for Windows Phone along with the other Windows 8 devices. Basically this new app will facilitate the coveted users with a new channel of booking e-tickets from now on.
The IT major Microsoft helped the IRCTC to develop this application, and it seriously looks like their collaboration has come exactly at the right period of time. It will surely boost up the overall access to its current e-ticket portal, and users are likely to use this for their daily activities related to the ticket booking matters.
Mr. Rakesh Tandon, who is the honorable CMD of IRCTC, was present during the launch event. He obviously expressed his utmost joy while unveiling the App. Just after the launch he said, "With this alternative channel of booking, the passengers will have an additional convenience and better experience of booking e-ticket."
I have already mentioned that this App has been developed for Windows devices only. Actually the current users of Windows 8 desktop, laptop, tablet and Windows Phone can easily download this App for absolutely free of cost from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store respectively as per their own requirement. You can get this App from Here.
Joseph Landes, the General Manager of Microsoft Corporation, was present there to represent his own company. He said, "We are excited to make the IRCTC app available exclusively on the Windows platform. We are committed to bring exciting and new experience to your Windows devices and will continue to create many such firsts.”
If you are having this App on your devices then with the help of it you can make railway reservations, check the PNR status, plan a trip and several others important tasks that are available on the official website of IRCTC.
However, there is a catch too. You aren’t allowed to use it between 8 AM and 12 AM and 11.30 PM and 12.30 AM as per the ongoing guidelines of the Indian Railways. During this time the service will not be available for obvious reasons.
"We feel the App is ideal for the modern consumer who is always on the move. Windows is the most trusted and widely used platform and offers the requisite security required while handling vast amounts of personal and financial user data," Tandon added in its speech.
We think this move by IRCTC to launch Windows Phone App for e-ticketing is necessary and it should be welcomed gracefully. Basically the government is trying to encourage young generations to explore the e-ticketing system which is obviously a very good thing.
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