Friday, October 23, 2020
Home India Railway Seat Not Confirmed? Now Travel by Plane With Railofy

Railway Seat Not Confirmed? Now Travel by Plane With Railofy

Trains remain the most preferred option for the majority of passengers

Railofy, a Mumbai-based start-up, has launched India’s first ‘Waitlist and RAC Protection’ service, aimed towards tackling the problems faced by the passengers travelling by trains after being put on the waiting list.

Trains remain the most preferred option for the majority of passengers mainly since tickets are less expensive compared to flights.

Follow NewsGram on Facebook to stay updated.

Unfortunately, on some occasions, passengers need to cancel their journey if their names do not appear in the journey chart, even after being put on the waiting list.

However, by using the Railofy app, or by visiting its website, a passenger can enter the PNR number of their ticket. The traveller also needs to pay a fee, which is determined according to each trip.

After this, Railofay keeps tracking the passenger’s waiting list tickets. If the passenger’s ticket is not confirmed until the last minute, the app provides a flight ticket to the passenger, at the same price as that of the train’s.

Now travel by plane if you don't get a confirmed railway seat
If the passenger’s ticket is not confirmed until the last minute, the app provides a flight ticket to the passenger. Unsplash

Deepika Agarwal, a passenger, told IANS: “We had to travel from Mumbai to Delhi, and the tickets for six passengers were on the waiting list. After our tickets were not confirmed even at the last minute, we completed our journey through this app.

“The price of Tatkal ticket was Rs 4,000 and a flight ticket was around Rs 5,000. We took the waitlist protection from Railofy. We got a flight ticket for just 2,000 rupees after the chart was made.”

“About 30 crore passengers in India face the problem of being put on the waiting list. We want the travellers to have no hassles during the journey. We started the app in January 2020 and in the first few months, only about 100 passengers availed our services and completed their journey,”

Rohan, a founding member of Railofy, told IANS.

Also Read: Falguni Shane Peacock’s Collection Throws Light on the New Age Bride

“Railofay service is currently available for all trains and across all its classes. The migrant labourers also took advantage of our facility amid the corona pandemic. Those who are returning to work again are also completing their journey through us,” he said.

Rohan said Railofy also helps those passengers whose towns or villages are away from the airport. He said though Railofy is making the long-distance journey easier, it has also started providing bus facilities for shorter routes so that passengers have the least trouble. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,778FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Down Syndrome May Increase COVID Death Risk

Researchers have found that down syndrome is associated with a 10-fold increased risk for COVID-19-related death. Down syndrome (sometimes called Down's syndrome) is a condition...

Miss India 2020 Pageant Held Virtually Due to Pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Miss India 2020 pageant will be held virtually the Miss India Organisation has announced. A nationwide audition to...

6 Designers Came Together to Help Craft Clusters Impacted by Pandemic

Six fashion designers came together to support marginalized craft clusters and those heavily impacted by the pandemic by generating livelihood opportunities for the artisans....

India Rapidly Expanding High Power Supercomputers

India is fast expanding its supercomputer facilities and developing the capacity to manufacture its own supercomputers in the country, the Ministry of Science and...

Cholesterol Medications May Lower Cancer-Related Deaths in Women

Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who are taking cholesterol-lowering medications are less likely to die from cancer, researchers said. The...

Immediate Biomedical Waste Management Halts COVID Spread: UNIDO

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Tuesday stressed the need to halt the spread of COVID-19 through all possible infection channels, including...

1.16L Infant Deaths in 2019 Due to Air Pollution in India

The first-ever comprehensive analysis of air pollution's global impact on newborns finds that outdoor and household particulate matter pollution contributed to the deaths of...

Literature and Movies: Filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay

While reading 'Chuti Nakoch', a story by writer Ashapurna Devi, he suddenly felt grabbed by the jugular. It was tough to ignore the visual...

Recent Comments