SMS alert on delayed trains, railway to enhance services

The train travelers will soon begin to receive SMS alerts on train delays, says Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha. The Minister was addressing the queries in Lok Sabha.


Besides SMS alerts for delayed trains, the Ministry has increased the number of tickets booked per minute to 7,200 tickets from the earlier 2000 tickets per minute. “The Railways has taken various measures to make booking or reservation of tickets easier and user friendly,” Minister said.

Recently, unreserved ticketing system counters have been offered at 5,800 locations and around 1,500 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines have been installed. The Ministry also launched grievance redressal portal.

Towards enhancing the services further, Ministry is also planning to set up 4,615 water vending machines in various railway stations. “Some instances of booking of tickets by individual for commercial gains have been reported. Several checks have been introduced to curb the problem,” he added.

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August 7, 2015 5:27 pm 5:27 PM

Now we would get SMS every time we Travel 🙂
I have hardly seen any train coming on time..

S Gopal
August 7, 2015 6:03 pm 6:03 PM

There are many trains that run on time, and a humungously bigger number of trains that do not run on time. The Indian Railways is a huge network, so the trains that maintain time are lost in the myriad of the perpetual late comers.

August 7, 2015 6:56 am 6:56 AM

I don’t want them to fill my inbox!!!!

August 7, 2015 6:07 am 6:07 AM

Hope at least the Messages will arrive on time!!!