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Indian Railways Enquiry- SMS Services

Indian Railway has recently launched the easiest and convenient way to check the Status of your Railway ticket by SMS (Short Messaging Services). Now you are just required to text an SMS (Short Messaging Services) from your mobile phone and the Railway information will be delivered to your mobile number.

Now, the passenger can get all the information regarding PNR Status, Seat Availability, Train Alerts, Train information, Train Status, Train Schedule and timetable along with the information regarding the train fare and many other information available at, can be received from your mobile phone through the SMS (Short Messaging Services) Services of Indian Railways.

The Indian Railway Minister said that the Railway authorities are making several researches on increasing the level of satisfaction among the passengers. And we are coming up with many initiatives. In these initiatives, Train Reservation Status updates, railway enquiry through SMS (Short Messaging Services) and SMS (Short Messaging Services) updates on the movement of wagons to freight customers are taken care seriously.

The Indian Railway has also decided to introduce E-ticket based mobile vans for providing railway reservation in government utilities such as University, High Courts, Medical Colleges, Hospitals, IITs and IIMs.

The passengers have to SMS the enquiry to “139” and within few minutes the information will be delivered in the form of SMS in the mobile phone.

For instant, if a passenger need to know required to check the availability of trains then, he must know:

  1. STD code of arriving and departing stations
  2. Accommodation class code (1A-first AC or 2a-2-tier AC or SL-Sleeper Class etc.)
  3. Quota Type (Ladies quota, Tatkal quota, general quota etc.)
  4. Date of Journey
  5. Number of the train want to travel from

If you are aware of above given details, what all you need to do is to SMS to’139’ in the following format:

Train <Train no> <Date of journey dd/mm/yy> <STD code of from station> <STD code of to station> <class> <class type>