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Ixigo second most downloaded train app in India

GURGAON: Travel search marketplace, Ixigo, has become India’s second most downloaded train information app after IRCTC. It had nine million downloads with two million monthly active users and four lakh daily users across 200+ towns in India, said the company. Available on the Google Play Store, the ixigo trains app is rated 4.3, with over 1 Lakh users rating it 4-5 stars.

ixigo’s train app has one million train PNRs added to it every month, over two lakh ratings and reviews of trains and stations, and records over 35 million user sessions and 225 million screen-views per month.The app covers all major trains in India, including superfast trains such as Shatabdi and Rajdhani as well as suburban and inter-city trains. Recently, the app also added information on local trains and metro rail networks across the country.

Apart from crowdsourced features such as live running status, coach position and platform numbers, ixigo trains also offers smart technology and data driven features such as a highly-accurate PNR prediction,  station alarms, auto-magical PNR updates and much more.  It recently launched an app discovery platform in the trains app that lets brands reach out to train travellers contextually and helps them discover apps and deals relevant to them, with advertisers across e-commerce, hyperlocal services, online travel and food-delivery.

Speaking on the milestone ixigo CEO and Co-Founder, Aloke Bajpai said, “Train travelers have been an ignored market segment by the travel industry for long. At ixigo we spotted the opportunity to serve train travelers back in 2013 and with ixigo’s deep understanding of train users developed over the last 3 years and our use of technology and data to make their lives simpler. With integration of value-add services such as rail news, budget hotels, packages and cabs, we are committed to making train travel in India an enjoyable and hassle-free experience.” The ixigo trains app will soon add regional language support to make it more convenient for users to explore the best travel options to suit their requirements.

Launched in 2007 in Gurgaon, India by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, ixigo has over 80 million travellers with content & deals from over 25,000 online & offline travel & hospitality businesses.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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