Booking Train Tickets is getting easier and easier, the Indian Railways booking are already being done by the third party travel booking sites like ClearTrip, Yatra, MakeMyTrip etc.
Now, IRCTC has announced the availability of train ticket booking on three new apps based third party player in the market. They will be able to provide the all booking related facilities on their apps and sites, these companies are PayMate, Ngpay, and Atom.
Paymate Railway Ticket Booking Application:
The users will have to first download the Paymate application by visiting here. Follow the instructions and download the application to your mobile and you are on your way to booking train tickets on your mobile. This application will most probably not work on most feature phones but supports all major smartphones for booking tickets.
ATOM Railway Ticket Booking Application:
ATOM mobile app is very similar to Paymate, but it also supports feature phones along with smartphones. You will obviously need your GPRS to be enabled to buy tickets on Atom. You can get more information about the app on Atom website. Like Paymate Atom also supports various other bookings apart from train tickets as well!
Ngpay Railway Ticket Booking Application:
Ngpay is also a very similar application to both mentioned above. Users have to download & install the mobile app on their GPRS enabled phone. According to their website, Ngpay works on just about any mobile phone, from basic models to high-end ones.
All 3 of them promise extreme ease of use as well as high-end security for booking tickets on their platform.
We should appreciate these initiatives by Indian Railways, but it would have been even better if the Indian Railway will work on improving the performances of the official IRCTC websites instead of diverting the attention. Mobile train ticket bookings are are going to be easy after the launch of these apps but ultimately these companies will charge the extra for their services which would be a burden on the pocket of the passengers.