Millions of people book their railway tickets in real time and store tickets details using Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp. Ltd (IRCTC) mobile application residing on their mobile phone. It gives them an increased suitability through a real time, secure ticketing services. The passenger receives a reservation message just after booking their ticket with the full details of the ticket including PNR (Passenger Name Record), Train number, date of journey and class.
Now, IRCTC has introduced the latest initiative for checking the Railway ticket PNR status, train fair, seat availability, arrival or departure, train running status and train name/number/time using a single window information through universal number called 139-Rail Sampark.
In other words, you may obtain information regarding the PNR status, train running status for both arrivals and departures, Accommodation Availability Enquiry on Trains till Departure, Details of train Fare, Train Schedule /Timetable and train Name/ Number enquiries etc. on your mobile phone through SMS facility.
Indian Railway Enquiry Service on Mobile SMS
Now all the enquiries like PNR Status, Train Status, Seat Availability, Train Schedule, Train Time Table, Train Fare, Train Live Status etc. are available on your personal mobile phone through this SMS facility by sending SMS to 139 in the pre-defined format as mentioned hereunder.
1.For Spot/ Locate Train:
To locate any train on running status you may send SMS as mentioned hereunder.
Send SMS to 139 as: SPOT <Train Number> or LOCATE <Train Number>
Train Live Status Enquiry Example: SPOT 12021 or LOCATE 12245
2.For Train Name/Number:
You may also find any train number if you know the exact name of train or vice versa.
Send SMS to 139 as: TN train number OR TN train name
Train Name/Number Enquiry Example: TN 12012 or TN GATIMAAN EXPRESS
To get all above mentioned syntaxes you may send one SMS as HELP or RAIL to 139.
3.For Train Time table:
Now, you may get detail timetable of any train by SMS to 139 and providing the train number.
Sens SMS to 139 as: TIME <Train Number>
Train Timing Enquiry Example: TIME 12323
4.For Train Fare enquiry:
You may also enquire the railway fare of any train number from one particular station to another station.
Send SMS to 139 as: FARE <Train Number><DOJ ddmmyy><Station From: STD Code><Station To: STD Code><Class><Quota>
Train Fair Enquiry Example: FARE 54221 150612 033 06152 SL G
5.For Train Arrival/Departure Enquiry:
There is no need to go online or visit any Railway Station reservation counter for enquiry regarding the timing of arrival and departure of any train.
Just send SMS to 139 as: AD <Train number> <STD code of Station>