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Rediff.com launches train fare search

A Correspondent | July 03, 2008 14:36 IST

Extending its utility search offerings, Rediff.com, India's leading online portal, today announced the launch of an extremely easy and efficient search service to find seat availability and fares for trains in India. Rediff Trains FareSearch allows users to check availability of seats with fares, check PNR status, get detailed schedule of trains including real-time arrival and departure status by using a simple search engine query. 

Rediff Trains FareSearch service will also offer users a comparative view of the lowest airfare for the chosen rail route within the same search query. For eg: for a rail journey from Mumbai to Delhi, the search engine will give results for available trains for that particular day and also show the lowest airfare available for the same date. This unique feature is introduced to help the users to choose their mode of travel depending on their budget and plan their journey more efficiently and conveniently.

Rediff Trains FareSearch features include:
1. Checking seat availability across classes
2. Getting fares between two stations
3. Getting detailed schedule of trains with routes
4. Checking PNR status of the tickets
5. Getting a comparative view of the lowest air ticket available for the chosen rail route within the same query
6. Realtime spotting of trains to get arrival and departure status for any station
7. Booking tickets through contact details of tickets agents across cities

In addition to this, Rediff Trains FareSearch takes away the pain of compulsory registration process and remembering difficult station codes by providing users with a predictive text support for all stations across India. Once the user has confirmed the destination and date of travel, Rediff Trains FareSearch shows all the possible options and details of the journey in just one click.

The Rediff Trains FareSearch data is consistent with the records maintained by Indian Railways. Once the user has finalised the appropriate train and wants to book the tickets, the service gives the users options to book the tickets either through the IRCTC web site or through travel agents whose details are also available on the system.

Rediff.com today provides the widest range of most commonly searched verticals by Indians which includes Image Search, Airfare Search, Job Search, Ringtone Search, and Product Search.

Rediff.com India Ltd (NASDAQ: REDF) is one of the premier worldwide online providers of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services to Indians worldwide. Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Founded in 1996, Rediff.com is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in New Delhi and New York, USA.






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