IRCTC has launched a new app for Android and Windows phone platform ,that lets users Book unreserved tickets directly from their phone,It comes with great features like Booking Unreserved tickets,Booking platform tickets and so on. The downloadable mobile application is available in the respective application store (i.e.) Android app in Google play store and windows app in Window app store, A passenger can download the mobile ticketing app from the appropriate application store, The application is free to download.
In order to start using this app,A passenger first will get registered ,Registration can be done through mobile phone app or Website. by providing your mobile number , name, city, default booking train type, class, ticket type, number of passenger, frequently travelling routes and payment option,After successful registration, an SMS will be sent to the user with login-id and password and A zero-balance R-Wallet will be created without any additional cost,There are two modes of taking mobile journey tickets:-
- Paper Ticket: A passenger can book ticket through the mobile app. On booking of ticket, he/she will get Booking ID along with other ticket details,which can be used to get print out at the Automatic Ticket Vending Machine (ATVM) using the booking ID.
- Paperless Ticket: A passenger can book paperless ticket through mobile application and ticket will be delivered in the mobile application itself. A passenger can travel without taking hardcopy of the ticket, In order to have paperless Journey & Platform tickets, the smartphone should be GPS enabled.
This app also offers users ‘R-wallet’ facility,R-Wallet is closed wallet of Indian Railways. Currently, it will be used to buy suburban tickets in Mumbai and Chennai suburban section .Being a closed wallet, all the rules of RBI for Closed Wallet will apply to this wallet also,The ‘R-Wallet’ with zero-balance will be created without any additional cost upon successful registration by the passenger,The minimum recharge value is Rs.100 and multiples of Rs.100 which can grow upto Rs.5000.The maximum stored-value amount in this R-Wallet is Rs.5000,you can download this app from the link(s) below.