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4 apps that make train travel better

01 Apr

Right from helping you to get a confirmed ticket to ordering food at your seat, these mobile apps are there to make your train travel better.

 Although new flights and better roads are making the lives of travellers easier, nobody can beat the feeling of travelling in a train. It feels so nostalgic to look out of the window as the train chugs past picturesque landscapes. Having said that, there are certain mobile applications that are there to make these train journeys more pleasant.

Trainman

Picture courtesy: Trainman.in

Picture courtesy: Trainman.in

All of us have faced the dilemma of whether to book a wait-listed ticket or not. And we have always wished if we could know that whether the ticket will be confirmed or not. After all, we book such a ticket only when it’s absolutely necessary to travel to a particular destination. Fret not, here’s an app that can put an end to your anxiety. Trainman is smart, and it lets you know the confirmation chances of a wait-listed ticket even before you book it! Not only that, it also shows historical trends related to the ticket confirmation on that particular route so that you can book yours with confidence. Besides, the app comes with other cool features including train running status, tricks and tips on tatkal bookings, PNR status enquiry and other general enquiries.

TravelKhana

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

This is one app every foodie would love. It’s quite understandable that a lot of us are bored of having the pantry food that is served in trains. While it’s pretty hard to kill time in a train journey, tasty food always comes to the rescue. TravelKhana is an app that allows you to order your favourite dishes on the move. All you need to do is open the app, select your favourite food and order it using your PNR number or train details. Hot and fresh food will be delivered at your seat!

Ticket Jugaad

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

Although a train journey is one of the best possible ways of travelling from one place to the other in India, booking a confirmed ticket has always been a hassle. Especially in times of high demand. But at times, going to a place becomes really important and you just can’t stay back because you won’t get a ticket. Ticket Jugaad offers help in such situations. This app ensures optimum utilisation of unoccupied seats. In every train route there are several stations that have quotas of reserved tickets, but they remain underutilised due to lack of passengers. Ticket Jugaad uses a unique algorithm to tell the user alternative ticket options in the same train by identifying these empty routes in the journey. When a user searches the availability for his desired destination, the app automatically searches the available tickets before and after the source station, thus providing him the best possible way of covering the maximum distance.

RailYatri

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

Picture courtesy: play.google.com

RailYatri offers a consolidation of most good features a train travel app is expected to have. It lets you check your train’s speed, order food at your seat, book cabs, check availability of seats before a journey and check the railway time-table, among other things. Besides, it has some interesting features including the availability of seat and berth layouts, and a personal trip assistant to make your journey more convenient.

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