Nilekani-backed RailYatri booking app unlicensed: HC

Nilekani-backed RailYatri booking app unlicensed: HC

The Delhi High Court has ruled the operations of RailYatri, a mobile application for train-travel bookings, is unauthorized. The application is backed by Nandan Nelikani, Omidyar Network, Helion Ventures, and other well-known angel investors, and it uses deep-analytics technology to make prediction regarding train bookings.

The travel app provides comprehensive information about trains, passenger amenities at stations, platforms and the speed of the train, in addition to personalized alerts.

Dismissing the writ petitions filed by Stelling Technologies, which owns and manages the mobile application, the court said: “on a deeper consideration of the methodology evolved by M/s Stelling, through its platform connecting the customer to the RSPs (Retail Service Providers) and booking tickets by collecting money in its wallet and earning revenue, is surely unauthorized.” Read more

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