Railways to launch 'mega app' to answer all your rail-related queries from June
New Delhi, April 23: Come June, when all your train travel-related queries will be answered through one mega application, likely to be named HindRail, which incorporates in it most of the existing railways' apps.
The Indian Railways is developing the new app to work as a full-fledged inquiry system providing information on arrivals, departures, delays, cancellations, platform number, running status and berth availability.
The Railways often finds itself flooded with complaints from passengers about not getting reliable information on train running status, especially when they run late.
Mohd Jamshed, Railway Board member traffic, acknowledges that "there are problems in disseminating accurate information on delays. But, he says, the new app will address all these issues."
"The new app will be launched in June and it will not only give you information, you can also track trains through it," he said.
Currently, there are several apps operated by the Indian Railways which provide various kinds of services. These include the CMS App for complaint management system. The National Train Enquiry System, NTES app provides inquiry facility. There are apps for booking reserved and unreserved tickets. There is another app managed by the IRCTC for the e-catering services. All these will be integrated in the proposed app.
Asked about the possible name for app, Jamshed said that "We have to give a suitable name for it but it has not been decided as yet. However, it is reliably learnt the name 'HindRail' is being considered for the new app among other suggested names such as MeriRail, ERail, MyRail and Rail Anubhuti."