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Want to book train ticket? Indian Railways’ new e-ticketing site comes in place of IRCTC

Indian Railways site IRCTC has got revamped as next-generation e-ticketing site; Railways has done away with its old irctc.co.in website. Now, users are automatically redirected to the new IRCTC e-ticketing website when they try to open irctc.co.in

The Hush Post: The passengers of Indian Railways note it down. Indian Railways site IRCTC has got revamped as next-generation e-ticketing site. The Indian Railways has done away with its old irctc.co.in website. Now, users are automatically redirected to the new IRCTC e-ticketing website when they try to open irctc.co.in

IRCTC’s revamped next-generation e-ticketing website has gone live completely, with the Railways doing away with the old irctc.co.in website. The new IRCTC e-ticketing website is irctc.co.in/nget/train-search!, a report said.

The next-generation e-ticketing website of IRCTC has been revamped after a long time years and the new version has several new features including a new software that tells passengers the chances of their wait-listed tickets getting confirmed! The switch to the new version of the IRCTC website happened on Wednesday evening. The beta version of the revamped e-ticketing website was launched on May 28, 2018, and was available as a link for users to try on the old IRCTC website. Indian Railways, after testing the new website and recording feedback, decided to make the switch, the report said.

“We have been working on the IRCTC website for the last couple of months taking it through rigorous checks, especially viz-a-viz the best kind of websites available in the country and globally. The aim was to make the website smooth and user-friendly and give users as many options and conveniences as possible,” Mohd. Jamshed told FE Online. “We want that users should be able to glide through the exercise of checking train availability and ticket booking. At the same time, we have taken care of the built-in cyber-security. The last I checked as many as 70% of the users on the new IRCTC e-ticketing website have given it a thumbs up, which is a very good number,” Mohd. Jamshed, Member Traffic, Railway Board had been quoted as saying by the Financial Express Online last week.

The new IRCTC next-generation e-ticketing website does not require users to log in to check train availability. The new user-friendly layout allows users to check the train fare break-up, availability of trains on other days, modification of journey details and the above mentioned new software that gives the percentage chances of the wait-listed train tickets getting confirmed, the report said.

The new software makes use of historical data for two years to capture trends and predict the chances of waitlisted tickets being confirmed. Indian Railways claims that the software developed by CRIS (Centre For Railway Information Systems) is more accurate than similar software on other ticketing portals since it makes use of more extensive and accurate data available with the national transporter. The new ‘Vikalp’ feature now allows passengers to choose alternate accommodation in case of waitlisted tickets in different trains including specials.

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