IRCTC’s old website disappeared on Thursday as it was replaced with the new e-ticketing site, reported Financial Express. The users trying to open the old website will now be automatically directed to the newer one.
In one of the crucial features, the new website ‘irctc.co.in/nget/train-search’ will now inform you about the probability of your wait-listed ticket getting confirmed, the paper reported on Thursday.
Additionally, the new site does not require the user to login, making it easier for the users to check various matters including train fare, availability of trains and modification of travel details among others, said the report.
According to the report, the beta version was launched last month and the officials were satisfied with its performance.
“We have been working on the IRCTC website for the last couple of months taking it through rigorous checks … the aim was to make the website smooth and user-friendly and give users as many options and conveniences as possible … we want that users should be able to glide through the exercise of checking train availability and ticket booking … the last I checked as many as 70% of the users on the new IRCTC e-ticketing website have given it a thumbs up, which is a very good number,” Mohd. Jamshed, member traffic, railway board was quoted as saying in the report.