MakeMyTrip.com has launched the train-booking app and it supports search & bookings in 6 languages. The company has launched the rail booking app in five languages and it includes Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Gujarati. MakeMyTrip is the only OTA in India to offer this service and it follows the last year India’s first flight-booking service in Hindi on mobile. With this, the flight-booking service in other languages and it includes Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil & Malayalam this year.
Commenting on the launch Anshuman Bapna, Chief Product Officer, MakeMyTrip.com said,
“We are committed to using Technology to make the travel-purchase experience more convenient and delightful for travellers. Customized content, in language of preference, is the next-step towards creating customer-delight through Technology. Continuing with our mobile-first approach, we have introduced these features on the mobile app to reach out to a large majority of travelers for whom mobile now the preferred device to search, plan and book travel. Additionally, we have introduced features that provide more value and benefit to customers, such as return-booking facility which is currently not available on any mobile-app.”
Elaborating on the potential of the service Anshuman added,
“Rail was the fastest-growing travel segment in India in 2014. It is also the second-biggest travel segment in India. With online rail penetration at 43% in 2014, providing value-added services on mobile will further accelerate the growth and adoption of online rail-bookings. There is tremendous potential in vernacular content and we are investing in services supported by vernacular content to catalyze the offline to online shift.”
Features of MMT Rail Booking App
Enables booking of General and Tatkal quota train tickets on all routes in India.
Only rail-booking app that enables return-ticket bookings (one way tickets also available).
Only rail booking app to offer content-support in 6 languages.
App provides information on trains from nearby stations, if no trains are available from the boarding station selected by the passenger.
Railway stations across Indian are available on MakeMyTrip’s train booking app powered by IRCTC.
Other services include enquiry of fare details, PNR status, seat availability, selection of berth preference and safe & secure online payment.
Download link of app – MakeMyTrip Rail Booking App