The new IRCTC App, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, is expected to enhance access to its existing e-ticket portal.
"With this alternative channel of booking, the passengers will have an additional convenience and better experience of booking e-ticket," said Rakesh Tandon, CMD of IRCTC after the launch of the app.
The app has been made available exclusively for Windows devices. The users of Windows Phone, Windows 8 Desktop, Tablet, laptop can download this application free of cost as per their requirement from the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store respectively.
"We are excited to make the IRCTC app available exclusively on the Windows platform. We are committed to bring exciting and new experience to your Windows devices and will continue to create many such firsts," said Joseph Landes, general manager of Microsoft Corporation.
Using this new app one can plan a trip, make railway reservations, check the PNR status and perform all the tasks already available on the IRCTC website.
The service, however, will not be available between 8 am and 12 noon, and 11.30 pm and 12.30 am as per the existing guidelines.
"We feel the app is ideal for the modern consumer, who is always on the move. Windows is the most trusted and widely used platform and offers the requisite security required while handling vast amounts of personal and financial user data," Mr. Tandon.