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to enable the Android Mobile Phone Users to book train tickets using their smart phones with ‘Android 4.1 and higher.
New Users may register for ‘irctc connect’ from their android mobile/smartphone from ‘Google Play Store India’ and start using the application for booking train tickets, cancellation of booked tickets,checking pnr status, and trains’ schedules.
The existing ‘irctc’ users can use their login id and use ‘irctc connect’ after downloading the free aps in their smart phones. After verification of ‘irctc’ login details the ‘irctc connect’ app will allow the user to procedd further in the above activities.
The new app ‘irctc connect’ is user-friendly and the user can search for lists of trains, and book tickets by selecting the required train, class etc. giving the details of the journey such as from station to station, number and name of the train, name’s of the passengers, date of journey etc. and book for tickets and or/ cancel the booked tickets, as done in online booking using internet in computers and mobile phones.
However, ‘irctc connect’ cannot be used from 08 00 am to 12 noon, the timing of the first day of 60 days in advance booking, from 08 00 am and during the tatkal booking timings, from 10 00 am to 12 noon.
It is notable that the ‘irctc connect’ application for ‘Blackberry Smartphones’ are functioning from August 2014 and the application for the ‘Windows Phones’ have been functioning from the year 2013.