IRCTC updated it’s website , plans to boost e-ticketing system by enabling single -screen user interface.
Indian Railway’s Catering and Tourism corporation aired its new website for the more user-friendly interface. The new version of the website is still in beta testing phase. Railway plans to replace this with the previous version as soon as possible.
Indian Railway figured out complaints regarding bugs in the current version of IRCTC website which disrupt user from certain features. As the new website is still in trial phase, you can access it only through old IRCTC page
How to open new IRCTC website
As the new website is still in trial phase, you can access it only through old IRCTC page. When you open IRCTC’s webpage, you will notice red sparkling icon ‘ Try our new version’. Now click on it. As you click on it you will be redirected to a newer version.
Railway minister Piyush Goyal tweets,
रेलयात्रियों को सफर की तैयारी के लिये अनेकों सुविधाएं देते हुए IRCTC की वेबसाइट में अनेकों बदलाव किये गये हैं, बिना लॉगिन किये ट्रेन की जानकारी, टिकट कन्फर्म होने की संभावना, भुगतान विकल्प जैसे अनेकों फीचर से वेबसाइट और अधिक युजर फ्रेंडली हुई है।
Some new features included in the newer version of IRCTC website are
Now IRCTC authorizes users to check seats without login, a smart move by railway’s to reduce user-search time.
Moreover some promising features are :
- Change font size
- Enhanced class-wise quota filters
- Single-screen navigation
- Advance Reservation period extended to 120 days
- Interactive purple-white design graphics
IRCTC’S software team developed a new algorithm to predict conformation and availability of ticket by analyzing previous trends. You can also book Air tickets, Tour packages, cabs, Hotels, etc. through the newer version.
Software experts said that this version is much faster , smooth and user-friendly than previous. As per data, Two-third of total reservation is done through online portals. So now, the railway has an opportunity to grab more users to its website to do online Reservation.