Are you someone who loves to curl up with a magazine during a train journey?
Well, there’s some excellent news for you!
Indian Railways has tied up with Magzter, a leading digital newsstand, to provide its customers access to over 5,000 bestselling magazines and handpicked newspapers from across the world.
“These magazines spread across more than 40 categories including automotive, business, comics, education, entertainment, fashion, fitness, lifestyle, news, politics, science, technology, and travel, thereby engaging everyone in the family from 6 to 60+ years of age,” the national transporter said in a statement.
With unlimited access to content from countries including India, the US, the UK, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and South Africa, IRCTC users can access this exclusive provision through their phones and tablets.
This attempt to facilitate literary engagement comes at a heavily discounted price.
In addition to the exclusive seven-day free trial package, the service comes with customised packages, that are quite affordable. Their price ranges from Rs 24 for a day, to Rs 589 for a year.
“More importantly, once the magazines are downloaded on the device they can be accessed even without an internet connection. This will come in handy when the users are travelling,” the statement added.
With more than 11,500 magazines from over 4,000 publishers, Magzter claims to be the world’s largest and fastest growing digital magazine store and newsstand that has over 50 million consumers.
Besides prominent Indian English magazines, it has consolidated publications in regional languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati and Urdu.
The facility is now functional on the IRCTC portal, and you can access it through your registered account.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)