Oct 20, 2016

Railyatri raises funds from existing investors

New Delhi: Railyatri.in, a platform for railway commuters, recently closed a fresh round of funding from existing investors — Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and venture funds Bloom Ventures, Omidyar and Helion Ventures. Sources declined to share details on the quantum of investment.

The platform, which has an app as well as a portal, provides services primarily to train passengers, such as ticket-confirmation probability, food ordering and delivery in trains, hotel booking and information on hospitals located along train routes.
The app, which also provides bus-booking services, plans to start train-booking service as well, stated co-founder Manish Rathi.

The other players in this segment include Railways’ public-sector unit IRCTC and start-ups such as Trainman and ConfirmTKT.

Unlike the start-ups, IRCTC does not provide predictive analysis on ticket confirmation.