Indian railways have started an SMS service on “139 Rail Sampark” – passenger information system, apart from voice enquiry on IVRS, the services will be available through SMS starting today.
“139-Rail Sampark”, the National enquiry for Indian Railways has been in operation for around 5 years now. The services on this number i.e. 139 handles enquiries pertaining to PNR Status, Current Train running position, Accommodation availability and Fare Enquiry.
Passenger can get the desired information by sending SMS to 139 in the following format.
The details of SMSs Services Key Words available and the format are as under
1. For ticket status Enquiry:
For example: PNR 4341568666
2. For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:
For example: AD 12012 011
3. For seat-availablity:
For example SEAT 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G
4. Fare enquiry
SMS “FARE< DOJ**ddmmyy>***
For Example: FARE 12561 010712 0542 0571 SL G
5. Time table:
For example: TIME 12561
6. Spot/ Locate train:
SMS “SPOTor LOCATE
For example: SPOT 12561 or LOCATE 12561
The service is also available on USSD for Reliance, Uninor, Docomo and Vodafone Telephone Service Providers. Just dial *139# to avail the USSD facility for enquiry of PNR, Arrival/Departure etc.