Indian Railways is set to launch a new App this week. The app will allow you to book air tickets, Taxis etc. It will also facilitate other services like booking porters, retiring room and order food along with other railways services.
About The App
The Integrated Railway Mobile App project was first announced during the Rail Budget 2016-17. This integrated app is being developed by Indian Railway’s software arm, CRIS (Center for Railway Information System). The estimated development cost of this app is Rs. 7 Crores, a senior Railway official told PTI. There are several apps of the Railways that offer specific services, but the official said that most of them are limited to a single service and that there was a need for an app that offers multiple services in a single window interface. In addition to train-related features, the app can also be used to book taxis, hotels and notably, even flight tickets.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said:
“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.”
One more interesting thing is that the Indian Railways on Wednesday will be launching RailCloud, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that promises to provide faster connectivity at a lower cost. This is being developed by PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of about Rs. 53 crores.