IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) has finally released its official Android app - called IRCTC Connect. Back in August, the app was launched for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone users. Microsoft released ticket booking apps exclusively for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices last year.
The app which is free can be now downloaded for free from Google Play India, and is about 12MB in size. The app is compatible with devices running Android 4.1 and above.
The official IRCTC Connect app for Android allows users to book railway tickets, apart from checking reservation status, train schedules, train routes, availability of tickets, cancellation, booking history, recent history, favorites, and more.
Regaridn the app. Google Play Store reads, "Rail ticketing now made simpler just by swipe and shuffle, select and book. Install the newly launched IRCTC android app and book a railway ticket anywhere in India at your fingertips."
The IRCTC Connect app comes with features such as one step login for existing users, search and book train tickets, viewing and cancellation of tickets, retaining of recently added passenger details, and upcoming journey alerts. Notably, new users can register directly from the app. The IRCTC also has provided a user guide for new users that detail the use the app.
You can download the IRCTC Connect app for Android from here.