Millions of people travel through Indian railways because it is the best medium of transportation.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has introduced many new features to book train tickets so that railways passengers can book their tickets comfortably. We all are aware of the official website of IRCTC and know how to book railways ticket online. But only a few people know that now we can also book railways tickets through mobile SMS. Indian railways released its inquiry number in which passenger can check the PNR status by simply dialing 139.
This feature of IRCTC allows passengers to book their train from everywhere and at any time. Some charges are applicable to use this facility which is decided by the Indian railways. Other than SMS facility, IRCTC also launched its android application for railways reservation which is absolutely free and with the help of this app your can book your ticket within a second. It provides increased suitability to book railways ticket securely. After successful reservation, the passenger will receive a reservation message with the full details of the passenger including PNR, Date of a journey, Train number, and class.
Indian Railway Enquiry Service on Mobile SMS
Now you don’t need to go to the railway’s station to know the seat availability, PNR Status and other information related to your ticket because IRCTC has introduced its SMS facility through which you know all the above information in quickly. Here we mentioned all the format of SMS that will help to resolve your problems.
A) For PNR Enquiry:
If you want to know the status of your of train ticket whether your ticket is confirmed or not then send SMS to 139 in the given format PNR
For example PNR 2459547766
B): For Train Timing Enquiry:
There is no need to visit any railways station ticket counter for inquiry regarding the timing of any train. Just send SMS AD to 139
For Example AD 13115 033
C) For Seat Availability:
Through this SMS facility, you can also check the seat availability in in any specific train on a particular date. Yes!! this is absolutely true, you may get the seat availability information on your mobile and for this, you don’t have to travel or spend so much time. For checking availability send SMS
For Example SEAT 54221 150617 040 033 SL G
D) For Fare inquiry:
You can also know the railway’s ticket fare of any train from one station to another station only in one SMS. Technology has made our life much easier and IRCTC has used this technology in the best way. Previously when there were no such facilities are available in our railway’s system, therefore, passengers had suffered a lot. Use this format to send SMS for knowing fare charges:
FARE and send it to 139, for example: FARE 54222 150612 033 06152 SL L
E) For Time Table Of Train
Due to natural calamities and Indian weather, most of the time we heard that the time of particular train is changed.When a time of one train has changed then all the trains have to suffer. It is very difficult to wait for a train at railways station so before leaving your home must check whether your train is on time or not.
Type TIME and send it to 139 For example TIME 12323.
F) For Train Location
You can know the exact location of a particular train with the help of SMS. Only you need to type SPOT or LOCATE and send it to 139. For example SPOT 12020 or LOCATE 12246
G) For Train Number and Name
The passenger can search the name of a particular train when they know it the number or vice versa. It is very easy to know this information about train only you have to send proper SMS. Type train name or train number and send it to 139. For Example TN 121132 or TN GATIMAAN EXPRESS
SMS service to know about trains is also available on USSD only in following networks like
On USSD, dial *139# and ask whatever you want to ask about a particular train.
Process To Know About Train On Mobile Phone.
* Dial *139# on you mobile phone
* Interactive Voice Response System will respond you and ask you to select preferred language
* There are multiple languages are available in the option, select that language which you understand properly.
* If you want to know PNR status of your train ticket than press 1
* If you want to know the arrival and departure time of particular train than press 2
* To know the seat availability, press 3
* If you want to know the fare of particular train then press 4
* For booking your train ticket, press 5
* Press 6 to know the status of your train ticket
Now, a passenger can give their feedback through Passenger Feedback System so that IRCTC can improve their features. These are the three question that will ask you for automated feedback system
Cleanliness of trains
Cleanliness of platforms at Railway Stations
IRCTC food quality that they served to passengers in trains
Quality of Bed Rolls in Air conditioned classes
Ac Cooling in AC coaches.
Hope the above-mentioned information will help you to use SMS feature of IRCTC. We almost cover all the sections in our article but still if you found any query then type SMS HELP. We always try our best to convey correct information to our viewers in a simple language. For more update information related to IRCTC stay tuned with us.