Reliance Jio has launched a new mobile phone app for its JioPhone and JiPhone 2 users, who can now book train tickets using debit and credit cards. They will also be able to ceck ‘PNR status, train information, timings, routes, seat availability and several other services at a click of a button on their JioPhones,’ said a statement by the company.
The statement read, “In its continued effort towards building a Digitally empowered India, Jio is redefining convenience for its users yet again. For the first time, IRCTC reserved ticket booking service is available for users on any JioPhone through the brand new JioRail app.
“The app will allow customers to book and cancel tickets by using debit cards, credit cards and e-wallets.”
Available on the Jio App Store, the JioRail app will also allow Tatkal booking for any last minute travel plans. “If a user does not have an IRCTC account, the app also allows them to create an account and then proceed for the required ticket booking. With JioRail, users can also check the PNR status for tickets booked through the app. The app also plans to offer enhanced services like PNR status change alerts, locate train and food ordering in future. Train ticket booking has been made quite simple on the JioRail app,” the statement said.
The company said that JioRail App had the potential to change the experience of booking train tickets as users will no longer have to pay exorbitant commissions to ticket agents in future.