Date of Post : 12 July, 2017
New Delhi: Passengers now can book air tickets through a new mobile application which will be launched this week by the Indian Railways. The integrated mobile app will cater to various needs of passengers like booking porter, retiring room, ordering food besides train tickets.
A senior Railway Ministry official said, it is being developed by the CRIS, the Railways’ software arm, at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore.
- Besides train-related services, the integrated app can also be used for booking taxis, hotels & also air tickets, he added.
- The project for Integrated Railway Mobile App for Indian Railways (IR) was announced in the Rail Budget 2016-17.
- Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had said in his budget speech,“Presently we have different digital solutions for ticketing, grievance redressal and other issues. We intend to integrate all such facilities into two mobile apps, one dealing with all ticketing issues and the other for receipt and redressal of complaints and suggestions related to all our services.”