New Delhi: Have you ever missed out on an impromptu getaway plan because of non-availability of train tickets? Were your official trips delayed due to long waiting lists? Most importantly, did you give up on important interviews due to lack of affordable commuting options?
If yes, ConfirmTkt might come to your rescue, the next time you face such hurdles.
It is a Bangalore-based online train ticket tracker service which enables you to find confirmed tickets for last minute engagements anywhere in India.
However, it doesn’t work in mysterious ways. Instead, it has a machine learning setup which predicts waitlisted train ticket confirmation and suggests alternative travel options with 94% accuracy.
The Confirmtkt app delivers a seamless search and booking experience to travellers and caters primarily to budget travellers who use smartphones. It offers one of a kind service by predicting the status on waitlisted tickets and based on the information, also suggests alternate travel options with connecting trains, if the travellers choice of tickets are hard to arrange. Apart from this function, the app acts as a one-stop portal by providing other basic information like PNR status, live train running status, seat availability, train schedule and coach position.
How it started?
Confirmtkt was ideated by company’s current CEO Dinesh Kumar Kotha and its co-founder Sripad Vaidya in March 2015. The brainchild of former working professionals at IBM was formed with an intention to cater to the working class, which is highly reliant on train travels, which in turn is plagued with massive booking issues. During their stint at IBM, both Kotha and Vaidya found a common ground — the inconvenience of an unconfirmed ticket — thereby launching their innovative service.
Facts about Confirmtkt
- The platform has a tie-up with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)
- The platform predicts about 60,000 railway tickets per day
- ConfirmTkt has a daily user base of 1,5,000 and total app downloads are about 1.5 million
- Confirmtkt has received awards like Mbillionth award and the NASSCOM award for its innovative products.