Useful Apps While Travelling in Indian Railways

Useful apps while travelling in Indian Railways

Have you travelled in Indian Railways? Most of you must have. Then you know the problems we face during the journey. But we can ease our journey to a certain level by using some apps.

In this article, I am going to write about some of those apps which can ease your journey in Indian Railways.

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Indian Railways

India's national railway's system is the 4th largest rail network system. According to Wikipedia, it runs more than 20000 passenger trains and more than 9200 freight trains daily.

Nowadays it is a difficult task to book tickets in Indian railways. It allows us to book tickets before 3 months of departure of the train, even then it is difficult to get a confirmed ticket in some trains.

Since it is the busiest rail network, train delay is also a big problem. A while ago, it was also difficult to do an enquiry about delays and rescheduling. But some apps make it easy to do these operations on just a few fingertips.

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IRCTC Rail Connect

IRCTC Rail Connect - Official Application

The first application in the list of useful apps is IRCTC's official rail client app. This app allows operating almost all functions like finding trains, booking tickets, checking PNR status etc.

Although booking tickets might be a little bit costlier due to payment gateway charges. But you should have this app installed to check and verify any train related information from this official app. This app is only available for Android.

Download IRCTC Rail Connect:


UTS (Unreserved Ticketing System) official app

This is the official app launched by Indian Railways for the passengers to book unreserved train tickets online. The sole purpose of this app is to provide any ticket related information to the passengers.

One of the features of this app includes 'show ticket' feature which can be used to show the ticket to TTE(Travelling Ticket Examiner.) You need not be online to make use of this feature.

You must have this app installed in your device as it will help you to book unreserved(general) tickets, which might be required at any instant.

Download UTS:

Where is my Train: Indian Railway Train Status

Where is my Train: Indian Railway Train Status checker

There are many apps in the market which spot the live location of trains. But this app is most efficient in this. Instead of using internet service, this app shows the exact location of the train using your cell tower if you are inside the train.

As we all know many times we don't have internet service running while we are inside the train, then this app is a must-have app on your phone. Other than this running train spotting feature, you can search for trains between stations in this app.

Although this app is only efficient in these two features, all other features are not easy to use, but you should have this app in your device just for one feature for which it is named "Where is my Train". This app is also available only for Android.

Download "Where is my Train"

Other useful apps to have while travelling in Indian Railways

There are many other apps available in the market which helps us travelling in Indian Railways, such as PayTM (to book tickets), Ixigo, Railyatri, NTES,  etc.

You should also bookmark the Indian Railway enquiry website in your browser, and save Indian Railways enquiry number 139.

You must be having WhatsApp installed on your phone. Then you can also see information about trains live status, PNR enquiry etc on WhatsApp.

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There are hundreds of apps available in the store which helps us to access services provided by Indian Railways. The apps discussed above are some of the most efficient, reliable and useful apps for this purpose.

You should have installed these apps in your device for a better train journey without so much tension. The only problem is that two of these apps are only available for Android not for iOS. But I will update this article as soon as I find any other better app for Android and iOS.

Do you know some other apps which I forgot to mention, let me know in the comments below...

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