New Delhi: From June, all train travel-related queries will be answered through one mega application, likely to be named ‘HindRail’, which incorporates in it most of the existing railways’ apps.
The Indian Railways is developing the new app to work as a full-fledged inquiry system providing information on arrivals, departures, delays, cancellations, platform number, running status and berth availability.
Besides, it will also offer booking of taxis, porter services, retiring rooms, hotels, and tour packages, e-catering and other travel-related needs.
The Railways will offer all these services on a revenue- sharing model with the service providers.
Thus, the app will serve as a revenue-earning platform for the public transporter and is slated to have a business potential Rs. 100 crore every year.
The Railways often finds itself flooded with complaints from passengers about not getting reliable information on train running status, especially when they run late.
Meanwhile, currently, there are several apps operated by the Indian Railways which provide various kinds of services.