IIT student create app to manage wait list in train – The ‘Ticket Jugaad’ app is developed by second year IIT Kharagpur student Jaju and his first cousin Shubham Baldava, United Nations agency studies in NIT Jamshedpur.
Two students, one amongst them from IIT, have launched a mobile app that uses AN distinctive algorithmic rule to search out out various routes for obtaining seats in train.
“There area unit some station-wise quotas for price ticket booking. as an example if you’re booking a price ticket from station A, it’d show roll however once you book it from a previous station you would possibly get the price ticket. If you are attempting to search out out such stations manually it becomes robust however our app has machine-controlled this,” the app’s co-developer Runal Jaju told PTI.
IIT student create app to manage wait list in train
The ‘Ticket Jugaad’ app is developed by second year IIT Kharagpur student Jaju and his relation Shubham Baldava, World Health Organization studies in NIT Jamshedpur.
Supported by Entrepreneurship Cell of IIT, the start-up won the primary prize of Rs one.5 100000 in IIT Kharagpur’s Annual international Business Model Competition recently.
The app mechanically finds on the market price tickets ranging from stations before or when the supply station to produce passengers the most path which will be coated with a confirmed ticket.
The Railways permits passengers to board the train from a station that comes when the booking station.
“What we do is to provide you with all the possible permutations and combinations to cover the maximum part of your journey,” the 20-year-old engineering student said.IIT student create app to manage wait list in train
Jaju said some ticket agents are experts in manually calculating such combinations to find seats but they charge a hefty fee from passengers.
The app is not only free for download but charges nothing from the passengers for providing the service.
The idea came from Jaju’s personal experiences of travelling in between Kharagpur in West Bengal and his hometown of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.
“When I went to the website to book tickets it showed waiting list while when I boarded the train it had few empty seats. They were left unutilised despite a huge demand and so I thought of solving this problem by using technology,” Jaju said.
He then contacted his cousin, a computer science student in NIT, who did the coding part for the app.IIT student create app to manage wait list in train
Currently only on the Android platform, where it has seen more than 5000 downloads in a month’s time, the student- entrepreneurs are now planning to launch it on website and Apple’s iOS operating system as well.
‘Ticket Jugaad’ has a tie up with online travel agency Cleartrip for booking tickets.