IRCTC has improved its ticket booking system in last few months significantly. IRCTC Next Generation eTicketing System website is much better than previous website which had issues of overloading, login etc. New website is fast and more interactive for booking tickets.
Indian Railway has finally launched their official Android application: IRCTC Connect on Google Playstore. Users can use their existing login details to access this app and new users can register directly on the app.
The IRCTC Connect app comes with features such as one step login for existing users; search and book train tickets; viewing and cancellation of tickets; retaining of recently added passenger details, and upcoming journey alerts. Notably, new users can register directly from the app. The IRCTC also has provided a user guide for new users that detail the use the app.
With new IRCTC Connect app you can-
Search for General and Talkal tickets
View availability for multiple trains at once
Add passengers from your booking history
Book General and Talkal tickets
Useful features of IRCTC Connect app
• 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
User interface of IRCTC Connect app is interactive and user friendly. After you search trains between stations, you can tap on any train to see different travelling classes available in that train. You can then tap on class to see the availability. Result shows ticket availability for 7 days from the selected journey date. You can tap on any availability result and proceed for booking. On the next, you need to add passenger details through Add Passenger or Add Child link. Now you can tap on BOOK to proceed for payment.
IRCTC Connect Play Link