Ask DISHA by IRCTC

Ask DISHA by IRCTC
Ask DISHA by IRCTC

Ask DISHA by IRCTC Details

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC launched a chatbot for improving customer services. Ask DISHA (Digital Interaction to Seek Help Anytime), a chatbot powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), will answer queries pertaining to various services offered by IRCTC. Ask DISHA by IRCTC for Customer Support and Engagement details are following.

“The IRCTC chatbot Ask DISHA will offer greatly improved and intuitive customer support by answering customer queries pertaining to all aspects of the services that IRCTC provides,” IRCTC said in a statement. "IRCTC becomes the first and only government corporation in the country to launch Ask DISHA, a chat-enabled help desk service program. Ask Disha will take the stress out of travel bookings and we are convinced that it will help provide smooth travel experience to the domestic as well as a foreign traveller on the great Indian Railways network," the official added.

IRCTC’s AskDISHA Chatbot now provides Live Refund Status Information

IRCTC has recently upgraded its AskDISHA chatbot with the capability to reply live queries from users related to rail ticket refunds arising out of cancellation, TDR filing and failed transactions as these constitute around 50% of the total queries of the customers. The users can either key in or verbally communicate their PNR or Transaction details to AskDISHA and get their ticket refund status immediately.

Features

Main Features of Ask DISHA by IRCTC 

  • The AI-powered chatbot has been jointly developed by IRCTC and a Bengaluru-based startup CoRover Pvt. Ltd.
  • IRCTC becomes the first and only government corporation in India to launch a chat-enabled help desk service program Ask DISHA.
  • The IRCTC chatbot Ask DISHA will support several regional languages. It will be voice-enabled and will soon be integrated with the IRCTC Android app.
  • The essential features of Ask DISHA include ability to quickly answer customer queries, ability to multitask, ability to provide round-the-clock customer support, zero waiting time for the query to be answered, and overall an ability to provide customers with a stress-free experience and overall customer satisfaction.
  • Ask DISHA is live and it is already available on the bottom right corner of IRCTC’s website. It will soon be available on IRCTC’s Android app. Users can ask questions to the AI chatbot by visiting the IRCTC website.

How to Work

How to work Ask DISHA by IRCTC

Ask DISHA by IRCTC are made for Customer Support and Engagement. The working mode is simple and it is user-friendly.

For example, If you want to clarify your doubt about ticket in tatkal quota, you have to do just one thing, i.e just type your quires in the particular column in Ask DISHA chatbot, you will get all the details related to your question.

How to book the ticket in tatkal quota? Ask DISHA chatbot help to find the answer and will provide the link that helps you to get the information directly from the IRCTC website itself. According to IRCTC, the chatbot will “improve its knowledge” over a period of time, expanding its ambit of questions to ensure greater efficiency in catering to queries of users.

Language

Indian Railway’s Online Chatbot ‘ASKDISHA’ Now in Hindi language

The ASKDISHA Chatbot was initially launched in English language in order to resolve queries of railway passengers over the internet pertaining to various services offered, Indian Railways had introduced the services of Artificial Intelligence based ASKDISHA chatbot in October 2018 for the benefit of the users of the ticketing website www.irctc.co.in and tourism website www.irctctourism.com of its PSU, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC).

But in order to further enhance the customer services rendered and to further strengthen the services of the chatbot, IRCTC has now powered voice enabled ASKDISHA to converse with customers in Hindi language also in the e-ticketing site www.irctc.co.in. The customers can now ask queries to ASKDISHA in Hindi language by voice as well as text, Railway announced via press release on 21.02.2020.

On an average, around three thousand enquiries are being handled by ASKDISHA in Hindi language on daily basis and the figure is increasing day by day which also shows the acceptability of the new feature by the customer. IRCTC plans to launch ASKDISHA in more languages along with many other additional features in the near future.

The chatbot is a special computer programme designed to simulate conversation with users, especially over the internet. The first-of-its-kind initiative by IRCTC is aimed at facilitating accessibility by answering users’ queries pertaining to various services offered to railway passengers. Since its initial launch, more than 150 million passengers have been benefited by ASKDISHA with 10 billion interactions for seeking help on the reservation of tickets, cancellation, enquiry of refund status, fare, PNR search, train running status, enquiry about retiring rooms and tourism products.

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