Trainman, the online platform catering to Indian Railway travelers by assisting them with various train related information and intelligence, has tied up with Datawind, a provider of low cost internet connectivity and wireless web access products.
The partnership will mean that the Trainman app would be pre-installed in all Datawind tablets and mobile handsets, enabling easy access to information related to train travel and queries.
By virtue of this tie-up, consumers of Datawind tablets and mobile handsets will be able to access the pre installed Trainman app. Upon clicking the icon on the home screen, consumers will be directed to the app where they will be able to check vital information like PNR status, seat availability, train schedules, etc all at one go. With intelligence built over a base of two crore PNR numbers, Trainman’s core strength lies in its wait-list ticket prediction, with an accuracy of over 90%.
Talking about the tie-up, Vineet Chirania, Director and CEO – Trainman said, “We are extremely happy with our tie-up with Datawind. Datawind which is the market leader in affordable tablets and smart phones industry has a widespread reach in terms of its customer base. Since most train travelers too are the ones that are on a lookout for affordable means of transportation, there is a clear synergy between the segments of people who we are aiming to tap with this tie up. We are positive that it will help us expand our presence in untapped territories, by being accessible on their handsets and tablets.”
Speaking on the development, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO - Datawind, said, “Datawind devices are meant for the common man and taking the same vision forward we have tied up with Trainman, which also provides services catering to the common man on a day to day basis for train travel purpose. We believe that people will be greatly benefited through the association between Datawind and Trainman, wherein the customer will not have the hassle of downloading the app since it comes pre-installed on our devices.”
With the advancement of digital platforms and the growing smart phone industry, Trainman has witnessed close to 8 lakh app downloads and receives over 3 lakh visits a day across its site and apps. For the ease of customers, Trainman has also tied up with Cleartrip to enable them to book train tickets, in addition to associating with Indian online transportation network Ola to solve last mile connectivity issues.
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