IRCTc LoginIndian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched an app for Windows 8 today.

The app developed along with Microsoft, will provide users another channel to book tickets beyond the portal. IRCTC expects the number e-ticket bookings to increase with the introduction of this app.

You can download the app for you Windows 8 Phone from here. Yo will not be able to use the app between 8AM and 12PM to make bookings.

To use the app, you must first generate a TPIN by logging onto www.irctc.co.in. The TPIN will be generated for your registered phone number and the bookings should be made through the registered phone number.

IRCTC at an average is booking around 4 lakh tickets a day. But people have always faced connectivity issues and payment problems on the website.

Earlier this year during the Railway Budget the Minister of Railways, Pawan Kumar Bansal, had said that, by the end of this year, India’s railway ticketing website will undergo a major overhaul to support booking of 3 times more number of tickets per minute and 6 times more number of simultaneous users.

In June this year, a railway ticket booking system via sms, for people without internet was also introduced, which was earlier released on a pilot basis.

Recently IRCTC’s online shopping site powered by Yebhi went live at shop.irctc.co.in. The service retails in clothing, accessories, home decor and electronics.

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