IRCTC New User-Friendly Interface

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Thursday, April 8th, 2010 With 0 Comments

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Do you also use to book train tickets in India? Now enjoy a completely new interface which is more user friendly than the previous version.

The best part I like about the new version is that it has reduced the number of clicks that the user is intended to do when looking to book a ticket. The new version somehow belongs to Web2.0, the latest technology for the best online experience.

Look at the below 2 screen shots, the first one being the current version and the second one is the new interface.

Currently, to look for a particular train status we have to search the train and then after selecting the train we have to click on “Show Availability”.

This is a tedious job when we are searching for availability of seats in different classes.  Like, for a particular class if the seats are not available then we have to find the trains again for different class and then again look for the availability.

This is NOT the case with the new version.

Just look at the screen shot below, how easy they have made it (though they should have done it years ago, but its never too late)

Plan your travel on the left hand side. Then from the list of trains on the right hand side, click on the class of any particular train and the details with availability will be shown just above it. Select any other class and the details will be updated without page going back and coming again.

As you change class or train, the details will be updated right there.

There are other many more modifications to the system too but this one is the best one that shows results instantly, otherwise sometimes we used to loose tickets due to the long process. Thumbs Up IRCTC.

Currently the new interface is available after clicking on “Try new interface” on the home page of IRCTC but I am sure it will be made default soon.

So all the best train travelers and do let us know what else do you think has benefited you by the new interface.