IRCTC or the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary under the Indian Railways department. The organization is a very important one as it looks after online ticket reservation system, the catering service provided in trains and the tourism side of the railways. The official website of the IRCTC is the among the biggest e-commerce sites in Asia and has won several prestigious government as well as private awards. Millions of people use the IRCTC website regularly. With the amazing growth of Smartphone usage, there was a demand among consumers for some time that there should be a way for them to use the IRCTC services right from their phones. It looks like IRCTC has paid heed as the organization has released its official android app. The app called IRCTC Connect is currently available on Google play store. It can be downloaded for free and offers the basic functions.
With the help of the new IRCTC Connect app, the users will be able to do the following- search for ticket availability, ticket booking, status check of current reservation, cancellation of reservation and setting journey related alerts. The app is very user friendly and the functions are easily accessible. Those who have registered accounts with the IRCTC website can use their login information to use the app. New users can also use the app to directly register their accounts. The good thing is that the app will remember the details of the passenger from the booked tickets. So that in the near future if you need to book ticket again, the app will remember the information and you will not have enter your details once again. However, the app will not work during the time period of 8 am and 12 pm every day. During that time the users will have to go to the website for services.