Booking train tickets used to be a nightmare. Even in recent years, it wasn’t as easy as booking an Uber or a flight ticket. However, things are on a steady path of change as IRCTC introduced the new IRCTC Rail Connect app. The app is currently only available for Android with an iOS version expected to be released soon. Here is how to use the new IRCTC Connect App.
Logging into the IRCTC Connect App is easier than the previous app. Once you sign in and set up your profile, all you need to do is use a 4-digit pin.
Once you reach the main page of the app, you can find the option to book the tickets there.
Choosing the ‘book ticket’ option will take you to a page where you can find the trains for your preferred travel route and time.
You can also choose the class you want to travel in. Additionally, there are options to choose Tatkal, Ladies or Premium Tatkal in case you need.
Once you chose the train, time and class, you can just add the passenger details and confirm booking. You now have option to pay via mobile wallet service apart from the credit or debit card and bank transfer payments.
Booking Meal and Air Ticket
If you thought you can get a lot done with the IRCTC Connect app by seeing the options on the home screen, you are mistaken. The other features like booking meal or air tickets don’t happen in the app. Choosing that option will only take you to the download links of other IRCTS apps specialized for that purpose.