Train-tracking though SMS‎

Indian Railways introducing a real-time train tracking system for mobile users. The technology enables a mobile user to access information about the exact location of a train. To avail the service, one has to send an SMS to 09415139139 or 09664139139 with the train number in the message box for knowing the exact location of a train on real-time basis, according to the report.

Indian Railways has introduced the service with a longhand number instead of a shorthand number as it is easier for passengers to remember short codes. The service is currently available on 36 premier trains including Mumbai Rajdhani, Howrah Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Sealdah Duronto and Shatabdi trains for Bhopal, Kanpur and Amritsar. Indian Railways expects to extend this facility to all major trains in the next 18 months. Indian Railways has partnered with IIT-Kanpur to introduce this facility.