Passengers of Rajdhani, Shatabdi to get SMS if train late by over 1 hr

New Delhi: Now, passengers of Rajdhani and Shatabdi will get text messages on their mobile phones if the trains get delayed by more than one hour.

Railways made the facility operational on Saturday for all Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. A senior Railway Ministry official stated the SMS facility would be extended to other trains as well in a phased manner.

Developed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information technological arm of the Railways, the SMS facility is considered to be an important service for passengers.

The official said in order to avail this facility, passengers are advised to mention their mobile numbers on the reservation slips. The Railways Railways would bear the cost of SMS, the railway official added.

At present, SMS are being sent to wait-listed passengers after confirmation of their berths.

There are total 23 pairs of Rajdhani and 26 pairs of Shatabdi trains running across the country.