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[App Fridays] ‘Where Is My Train’ helps you access IRCTC timetable, check live train status, and set station alarms without internet

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30.11.2018

This two-year-old app, developed by Bengaluru-based Sigmoid Labs, has smoothened IRCTC services and travelling by train. What’s more, it functions without data connectivity and is the highest-rated travel app on Indian Android.

The Indian Railways turned 165 this year. It is not only the fourth-largest rail network in the world but also the most important mode of transportation for a nation of 1.3 billion and the largest employer in the country.

More than 20,000 passenger trains run on the Indian Railways network daily, and over 23 million people are ferried on both long-distance and suburban routes, data from the Ministry of Railways shows. In 2017-18, Indian Railways carried a whopping 8.2 billion passengers across 7,400-odd stations in India. Hence, any product or service that eases train travel is mostly welcome - on the passenger as well as the provider side.

Over the years, almost all aspects of train transportation - from ticket bookings, payments, and cancellations to on-board food ordering, grievance redressal, etc have been reformed by technological innovations.

There is, of course, IRCTC’s official app that counts tens of millions of monthly users. Then there are others like iXigo (backed by Sequoia Capital and SAIF Partners), RailYatri (backed by Nandan Nilekani), Trainman, Rail Madad, m-Indicator (a rage among ‘Mumbai local’ travellers), and others.

Image: Where Is My Train | Facebook

The Where Is My Train app, which lets you check live train status without internet........

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