Indian Railways has rolled out an option to book train tickets in India straight from its app. To make life simpler and hassle-free, the Indian catering service provider IRCTC has been launched a mobile application named as IRCTC rail connect app, which can help to travelers book their train tickets in a few easy steps, making sure that a customer to not go railway station and stand there in the window queue.
Within a 5-10 moment on their smartphone, one could reserve a train ticket while sitting in their home.
IRCTC on their twitter handle said, “Book Tickets online through Website or Mobile App and Show Tickets on SMS.”
So, if you are also planning to book your train ticket, here are the steps given for how you can do it on IRCTC Rail Connect App.
One can download the app from the Google Play and App store.
Step 1: To book a train ticket through the Rail Connect app, one needs to go through with the enrollment process, which is quite simple.
Once the app is downloaded, further, you will see the login page/ Sign-up Page. After clicking on it, that’ll redirect to some other page wherein you have to fill in the basic details such as name, date of birth, username, password, nationality, Marital Status, address.
Once you are done with this step and logged-in, next, it is going to direct you for your Booking procedure.
Step 2: Therein, on Dashboard, you’ll find the option for “Plan My Journey.” Click on it.
Step 3: Once you Tap on “Plan My Journey,” it will redirect you next page, where you have to provide the details like your Journey Date and the destination. Click on Search Train; it will give you options for Trains that are running on that route. Select the Train as per your convenience. And then Tap on Book Ticket.
Once you Tap “Plan My Journey,” it will redirect another page, where you have to provide the details like your Journey Date as well as the destination. Click Search Train, and it will give you choices for Trains that are running on that route. Select the Train as per your convenience. Then Tap on Book Ticket.
Step 4: Next page, will ask you for the passenger details. Enter your Name, Date of Birth, and select Birth Preference. Then, Click on Done.
Step 5 Once you confirm passenger details, It will show you Total Ticket fare, break-ups. Next, you need to Tap on “Proceed to Payment.”
Step 6: At final, to book your Train tickets, you get an option to make payment through E-wallets, Upi, Netbanking, etc. Make payment and done. That’s it, your Ticket for your journey is booked.
After Booking your Train ticket, you will receive the message on your registered mobile number. This message will include all the details of the Ticket, including PNR, train number, date of journey, Birth Number, etc.
Showing this message of the confirmed Ticket on your registered Mobile number will be enough during the Travel. However, it is advisable to carry Pan card with your journey.