Fact: Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second largest. It carries over 23 million passengers daily – or about the entire population of Australia.
Fact: On average, most commuters travel time is anywhere between 6 and 8 hours. Since trains lack any on-board entertainment facilities, most commuters rely on their smartphones as their primary means of entertainment.
Smartek has partnered up with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to create a smartphone-based Next-Generation Onboard Entertainment Platform – similar to the ones you find on commercial airlines.
uTravel will offer commuters a full-fledged entertainment experience including video and music streaming, multi-player gaming, online magazines as well as location-based content. In addition, a seamless digital payment platform provides its users with the ability to purchase railway tickets as well as food, drinks and other amenities available at railway stations from their smartphones.
uTravel is set to launch Q2 2019.