Best Indian Railway Apps, Indian Railways is the lifeline of India with more than 22 million passengers every day. Apart from passengers, Indian Railways makes use of goods train to transport goods from one location to another. The IR operates more than 13,313 passenger trains daily which is only possible because of its huge fleet of locomotives, passenger coaches, workforce, etc.
With more than 13,313 passenger trains operating daily, there is a huge necessity for the passengers to know the status of their ticket and to track their trains journey. There is an official website of the Indian Railways which gives out all the information such as the PNR status, train location, schedule of trains and it also allows its users to book and cancel their tickets. You can access the website from here. However, you need to have an account on this website to make use of all the services provided by it.
Hence, to equip the passengers with a PNR status checker and train location checker without having an account, many apps have been launched for the smartphone users. Thus, here we are with the list of some of the best Indian Railways apps for PNR status and Train status.
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This app is specially designed for the people living in Mumbai since it has all the timings of the local trains plying between all the stations in Mumbai. But, it can also be used to get various details such as PNR status, the timetable of a train, its running status, coach position, etc.
Apart from all these services, you can also search for trains travelling from one station to another and also know the seat availability in each train depending on the date you wish to travel. But, you cannot book your tickets on this app. To book the tickets, you will be redirected to the official website of the Indian Railways.
#2 Indian Rail IRCTC PNR, Train Running Status Info
This is another useful app which provides its users with various information such as PNR status, train running status, etc. One of the unique features of this app is that it can predict the PNR for waitlisted tickets. Other features include automatic status updates of the selected train and travel reminders.
You need not be online to track your train using this app. It supports Offline Train Tracking which makes this app one of its kind. Users are also provided with the information of trains running between any two stations.
#3 IRCTC Rail Connect
One cannot use this app without having an account in it! New users can create an account easily. This app is primarily for ticket booking and not for train status. Using this app, passengers can also modify their boarding point. Here, you can also cancel tickets booked from any device. It also supports Ladies, Tatkal and Premium-Tatkal quota booking.
An additional feature which is ‘Book Meal’ allows its users to book a meal when they are on a train.
NTES stands for National Train Enquiry System. This is the official app launched by Indian Railways for the passengers to spot their train with diversion information, know its live location and to view canceled, rescheduled and diverted trains. The sole purpose of this app is to manage the information of all the trains operated by the Indian Railways.
This is the official app launched by Indian Railways for the passengers to book unreserved train tickets. The sole purpose of this app is to provide any ticket related information to the passengers. One of the features of this app includes ‘show ticket’ feature which can be used to show the ticket to TTE(Travelling Ticket Examiner.) You need not be online to make use of this feature. It is even supported when offline.
You can also use the ‘Change Handset’ feature which is used to transfer the passenger account from the old device to the new one.
These were some of the best Indian Railways apps for PNR status and train status which can be used by passengers to know more about their journey. You can search for these apps on google play and install these from there or you can download apk from play store and sideload the apps.
Anyhow, If you know of any such useful app which is not mentioned above, then please let us know about it in the comments section below.