Indian Railways launches official train enquiry app for Windows 8

Center for Railway Information Services of the Indian Railways has launched an official Windows 8 desktop and Windows Phone 8 app for train enquires and status.

Center for Railway Information Services (CRIS) has launched a Windows 8 app that keeps the users posted about the Indian trains status. The app is available for Windows 8 desktop and Windows Phone 8.

This National Train Enquiry System (NTES) app comes packed with many useful features that will be helpful for the Indian rail commuters. It helps the users the track the status of a train on motion, search for trains between stations, cancelled, diverted, rescheduled trains, arrival and departure time of trains and more.


Based on first impressions, the app worked fast and delivered the information fast. With just the input of the train number, you can get details about the Indian trains.

There may be many third party mobile apps that do the same task, but this being the official one from the Indian Railways, it should keep the users posted on accurate and prompt information.

If you didn’t know, Indian Railways also has the official IRCTC app for Windows devices. There are no reports on when the Indian Railways plans on bringing these apps to other mobile platforms.

Links : NTES for Windows 8 desktop | NTES for Windows Phone 8 | IRCTC app for Windows Phone 8

One Comment

sivani April 26, 2014

They launched on Windows because of the tie-up between the Indian government and Microsoft. They have promised an Android and iOS version too and it shouldn’t be too long before the apps debut on respective app stores. I think a responsive site would have been a better solution.