Plan your train journey well. Use your mobile phone to track the exact location of a running train. Thanks to Indian Railway for introducing such a useful feature. The real-time train running information technology has been developed and introduced by a joint team of Indian Railways and IIT-Kanpur.
The service is currently active. Users can send SMS to either of the below two numbers to get the required train running current information.
Phone Numbers to Get Real-time Running Information of Train in India
Type train number and SMS it to any of the above numbers. Currently the above service is limited to 36 pairs of trains of premier type that includes Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The service will be covering all major train services in India in the coming 18 months.
This is of course going to be a useful service for train travellers in India. By tracking exact location of running train, travellers can re-arrange their time to leave for station. If you want to receive someone on station you can reach there in time. No more phone call to the station for details.
Update: The above number may or may not become invalid over the time. I’m not sure about it. You can track the exact location of a Running Train or check the updated arrival time of a particular station on the official site.
Via : BS