“The official IRCTC App can now be downloaded from BlackBerry Store on BlackBerry-10 smartphones and book train tickets using the App," said a senior IRCTC official.
The number of tickets booked through e-ticketing system on IRCTC website has gone up many times since capacity enhancement of the portal recently. It cost about Rs 100 crore to the Railway PSU for strengthening the ticketing site.
On an average 7000 tickets are booked on the website per minute and about 5 lakh tickets are booked daily.
CRIS, the technical arm of railways, was involved in the upgrading of the IRCTC website.
With the IRCTC app on BlackBerry, one can plan journey with a tap of a finger. The official said the App is user friendly and easy to operate.
There are about 31 crore reserve tickets being booked in a year out of which 55 percent tickets are sold through windows. While 37 percent tickets are booked online, eight percent are being booked by ticketing agents.