The widely used website by the Indian travelers, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is in a new avatar of sorts.
This after the website www.irctc.co.in has been revamped to include a host of new features.
Although the new version of the website can be accessed by users now, it will be formally launched by IRCTC at midnight on Wednesday.
It need be recalled that this ticket-booking platform is India’s largest e-commerce platform by sales and has last been improved in 2014.
The new version of the website is expected to look more “professional” and at par with international travel and tourism portals.
The new clutter-free design has been created by the Railways’ software arm Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
To help smooth users’ experience, the website has now made entering one’s log-in credentials to search for trains unnecessary.
The website will also come with a new feature that will show users the probability of their booked tickets getting confirmed.
The prediction will be made based on an algorithm that analyses historical data and dynamic live conditions.
Apart from the prediction feature, additional filters have been added to the search option, including departure/arrival time, train name, class and quota.
Also, users will now be able to manage payment options by marking six banks as preferred banks in the ‘my profile’ section.
The new user interface will seamlessly navigate on mobile phones, desktops, laptops and tablets.
Users will be able to perform multiple activities through their booking history such as cancellation, printing, SMS requests, and selection of alternative train. They can also change their boarding point by using the ‘Vikalp’ option.>