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Dial/SMS 139 for Indian Railway Information

19-January-2010 Leave a comment

Finally a good news for Non-BSNL Phone Subscribers!  The Railway Information # 139, which was available so far only on BSNL network, is now extended to all types of mobile/landline/wireless local loop (WLL) service providers.  Passengers can either call or send an SMS to the number to obtain information with regard to the PNR status, availability of berths, arrival/departure of trains and train running information. As per the Railway Release notice (DNA Newspaper, Bangalore Edition, 19-Jan-2010, Page 2) , prefixing STD code is not required to call this information cell.

Service Queries?

1) Is this service Toll-Free (both calls and SMS) from all networks?

2) How reliable/real-time is this service? Does it really works from all networks.  Please leave your comments.

Categories: India, Travel

Indian Railway Enquiry SMS 139

11-June-2009 Leave a comment

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) is proud to announce the launch of their latest initiative in Customer Satisfaction, “Railways on SMS”. Now you have the power of RAIL ENQUIRY on SMS 139. You can avail the following services:

Accomodation/Seat availability
SMS “Train [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code] [Station To: STD Code] [Class] [Class Type]” to 139.
Example: Train 4257 160708 0542 011 3A G

Fare enquiry
SMS “Fare [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code] [Station To – STD Code] [Class] [Class Type]” to 139.
Example: Fare 4257 160708 0542 011 3A G

Ticket Status / PNR enquiry
SMS “PNR [10 Digit PNR Number]” to 139.
Example: PNR 1234567890

Current Train running position
SMS “Fare [Train Number] [Date of Journey – DDMMYY] [Station From – STD Code]” to 139.
Example: Train 2012 010509 011

The services is currently available on AirTel, Vodafone, Idea, Aircel, Loop(BPL), Tata and MTNL. This service will be launched soon on BSNL and Reliance network too. Premium Charges of Rs.3 per SMS is applicable.

Source: IRCTC website.

Categories: India, Travel