Over 25 million passengers travel on Indian Railways every single day, and the market size of train-related ancillary services is potentially $1 billion per year as per estimates.
Noida: ixigo trains app claims to have become India’s most used train travel app with over 20 million cumulative installs and 5 million monthly active users. It now helps close to 8 lakh train travellers every single day across 200+ Indian towns to check train schedules, get live train running status, get PNR status predictions and to view crowdsourced platform numbers, coach positions and train ratings & reviews for all trains in India.
ixigo’s train app is rated 4.4 out of 5 based on 2.2 lakh user reviews on the Google Play Store, and is growing 15% month-on-month. Train travellers say it helps them provide the most accurate train information in India in the most user-friendly interface. The app consists of some unique features such as live running status, coach position and platform numbers, etc. ixigo trains also offers smart technology and data driven features such as highly-accurate PNR status prediction for wait-listed seats, station alarms and seat-maps to know your coach and seat location. Recently, the app has introduced a news, gaming and entertainment zone in the app to engage train travellers during the journey, said a company press release here.
Speaking on the same, ixigo CEO and Co-Founder Aloke Bajpai said, “As a company, we are the only online travel player deeply committed to understanding Indian train travellers and solving their pain points. The budget travel segment is the fastest growing segment of the online travel market, and ixigo is the clear market leader in this space when it comes to its user-base and engagement.”
“With close to 10 years of technology and data expertise, we are now connecting 3rd party services and content to offer budget travellers a seamless door-to-door experience to keep them engaged and well-informed throughout their trip. At the current pace of growth, we are adding 2 million new users every month and will become India’s most used travel app in a few months. Our user retention rates are already as high as some popular social apps,” said Rajnish Kumar, CTO and Co-Founder, ixigo.
Over 25 million passengers travel on Indian Railways every single day, and the market size of train-related ancillary services is potentially $1 billion per year as per company estimates. The ixigo trains app also allows its users to book other modes of travel such as cabs, flights and buses through its app. Users can book Ola and Uber cabs in one-tap from inside the ixigo trains app, make a bus booking with RedBus, book hotels with Oyo & Treebo as well as book flights from multiple online travel portals and airlines in case they are waitlisted. The ixigo trains app is available in 7 local Indian languages, and was recently named the “Best App of 2016” by Google Play Store under the “Made In India” category.