Rail Travel App Provider ‘Railyatri’ raises funding

New Delhi: RailYatri.in, an India train travel related App provider company, said on Tuesday it has raised undisclosed funding led by Helion Venture Partners along with Omidyar Network and existing investors, Blume Ventures and Ujama.

For RailYatri.in, owned by Noida-based Stelling Technologies, this is the second round of early stage funding. “This round of funding will be used for consolidating its product leadership in the domain, and to accelerate growth,” RailYatri said in a note. Rahul Chandra, Managing Partner of Helion, will join the Board of the Company.

Co-founded by Manish Rathi, Kapil Raizada and Sachin Saxena, the RailYatri mobile app was launched in 2014.

It provides rail travel-related information, including train status, platforms, seat availability predictions, facilities at stations, personalised alerts, and access to essential travel services such as meals and taxi. The company has partnered with taxi services firms across 20 cities and food vendors across 300 stations.

RailYatri provides information for over 9,000 locations and 14,500 trains, including local trains and metros. It claimed that in its first year of launch, the Android App crossed 1 million downloads.