While the IRCTC can brag about major e-commerce strides, it can definitely use a lesson or two when it comes to usability. One cant help wondering – there simply has to be a better way of doing things.
Enter eRail.in. They have developed a neat way of presenting the Indian Railways data to the end user. Users can select the origin and destination cities and eRail will display all the trains linking the two cities, the days each train operates and the class of reservation available on each train. Click on the particular train of interest and you can see a detailed listing of the various fares and the various stops th
at the train will make en route. You can also check the PNR status on the site. For obvious reasons, reservations cant be made on the site.
Its a great idea and I’m guessing the origins lie in the frustration tied to using the ICRTC website.Â Kudos to the team behind the effort – thousands of folks must have echoed the same frustration with the ICRTC website. These were the guys who decided to act on it.