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SMS 139 to Know Train Location

posted Jun 26, 2012, 1:55 AM by ABDUL SALEEM saleem
Railway enquiry has now started giving real time location of a running train through SMS. The common enquiry no 139 gives this information when an SMS is sent for this. 

The railways have added this facility on the common enquiry number along with other facilities.

When an SMS is sent on 139 (All that one is required to do is type the train number and SMS it to 09415139139 or 09664139139) writing locate-space-train number, the real location of the train at that point of time is communicated through a return SMS. The passenger also receives additional information that by how many minutes or hours the train may be running behind schedule. 

At present, enquiry number 139 has the facility of PNR enquiry, Train Arrival/ Departure enquiry, Accommodation Availability, Fare Enquiry, Time Table Enquiry or Train Name or Number.

The railways have also started another service under which a travelling passenger can complain about any service on a train and demand redressal. The number for this is 97176 30982.