ixigo Launches PNR Prediction For Trains

New Delhi, July 7, 2015: ixigo, India’s leading mobile travel marketplace has launched

a PNR prediction feature for train travellers. ixigo’s popular train information application

with over 1.5 million monthly active users, “ixigo trains & hotels”, will now get PNR

confirmation predictions in addition to the market­leading information, search & planning

tools for train travellers.

 

For any given train’s wait­listed status, ixigo is now able to show the near accurate

probability with which the ticket will confirm, so that travellers may decide whether or not

to book a waitlisted ticket. PNR prediction feature also shows the probability of getting

your ticket confirmed if already booked and solves a huge pain area for millions of daily

train travellers. ixigo’s trains & hotels app gives more accurate PNR prediction than all

existing PNR prediction services since ixigo has mined data from over 10 million PNRs

over the last two years.

 

Talking about the new feature, Rajnish Kumar, co­founder & CTO said “ixigo has always

believed in simplifying the lives of travellers and one of the pain areas we wished to

solve was to make it easier for train travellers to decide whether they should book a

waitlisted seat / berth on a train or not. Over 50,000 PNR status checks and nearly

200,000 train information requests are done on our app every day. This was an

interesting big data project and we are happy with the outcome. Our machine learning

algorithms will keep improving the accuracy of the system with every new train PNR

tracked inside our apps. We expect to go from the current 90% accuracy to 95%

accuracy pretty quickly.”

 

In addition to PNR prediction, ixigo’s trains & hotels app already incorporates several

innovative features such as budget hotel bookings, cab bookings, packages, station

alarms, platform numbers and coach positions of trains. ixigo’s unbundled apps for all

travel use cases have now exceeded 5 million app downloads, making them the most

downloaded travel search & planning apps in India. In a significant boost for ixigo’s

mobile strategy, Micromax has recently made a strategic investment in the business.

 

About ixigo:

Launched in 2007 in Gurgaon, India by Aloke Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar, ixigo is

India’s leading travel search marketplace, connecting over 60 million travellers with

content & deals from over 25,000 online & offline travel & hospitality businesses. ixigo

aggregates and compares real­time travel information, prices & availability for flights,

trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages & destinations. ixigo’s mission is to simplify the

lives of travellers by building apps that make their travel search and planning

hassle­free and it has won several awards in its journey, including the TiE­Lumis

Entrepreneurial Excellence Award and the NASSCOM Top­10 Emerge Award.