Download Official IRCTC App for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Devices
If you’re from India, I’m sure you know how important IRCTC is for traveling within India. Many a times, you might’ve seen people posting funny comments about the IRCTC tatkal ticketing service and the problem arises mainly due to the heavy load on IRCTC web servers during the peak hours i.e., from 10AM to 12PM IST.
IRCTC officials are trying to improve their website so that they can serve more individuals. Earlier, they’ve upgraded their servers to facilitate more ticket bookings at a time and also allowed ticket booking through SMS. Now they’ve launched two apps – one for Windows Phone 8 and the other for Windows 8.
Until now, there is only one chance to book IRCTC tickets on mobile phones i.e., through m.irctc.co.in but that is not working properly for many. This move of IRCTC will help a lot to book tickets right from their mobile using these apps.
Unfortunately, there is a limitation on the usage of these apps i.e., you’re not allowed to use the IRCTC Windows app between 8AM and 12PM or between 11.30PM and 12AM. The earlier time block is where the Tatkal tickets are booked and the later time block is when the IRCTC will go into the maintenance mode.
To be more specific, these IRCTC Windows Phone 8 app is not useful for people who’re looking for an easy way to book Tatkal tickets. However, if you’re wanting to book normal tickets for future, you can make use of these apps on your mobile. Below are a few things you can do with the IRCTC app on your Windows device.
- Plan my travel
- Check PNR Status
- Booking History
- Frequent Passenger Info
- Quick Booking
- Recent History
- Live Notifications
Let’s wish IRCTC adds the facility to use these apps during the Tatkal timings in the coming days.
Download Link: IRCTC Windows App