BlackBerry announced the launch of IRCTC application for BlackBerry smartphones. With the app now being officially available on BlackBerry World, users can now make train bookings along with a host of other services by a single tap of a button.
“We are excited to bring the IRCTC application to BlackBerry World. With the increasing smartphone perpetration and the increasing dependence on mobile applications, it is a great opportunity for us to help our customers experience this app for an easy and streamlined train booking service,” said Annie Mathew, Director, Business Development and Alliance, BlackBerry India.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, is a subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles the catering, tourism and online ticketing operations of the railways. IRCTC is known for changing the face of railway ticketing in India. E-ticketing through IRCTC website www.irctc.co.in has revolutionized the way common man deals with Railways and has been the biggest success story of e-governance in India. IRCTC recently launched next generation e-ticketing system, which enhances the booking capacity to 7200 tickets per minute against 2000 tickets in the old system.
With the accessibility of internet enabled smartphones, it is important to provide the customers with hassle free booking with minimum time-lag. The application has been developed in collaboration with IRCTC for BlackBerry devices. Apart from train bookings, the application also provides passenger information, booking history, recent history, cancellation, add to favorites etc. through an user friendly interface giving an improvised experience to the user.