You can now book your unreserved train ticket through your mobile phone as railways has launched a new IRCTC app for unreserved ticketing.
Payments for the same can also be made through e-wallets such as Paytm and Mobikwik.
The app will also be linked to cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola through which passengers will be able to book their cabs as well.
Speaking at the launch of this app, railway minister Suresh Prabhu said, "IRCTC Rail Connect has been developed to bring the power of Next Generation E-ticketing System like High Performance and Enhanced Security. It will enhance the user experience."
Railway ministry will also explore the advertising potential of this app to rake in extra revenue through corporate tie ups with hotels, cab aggregators and other such utility companies.
Source : The Economic Times