The Indian railways is now all set to launch a new service for its passengers, in which the traveler can get alert messages on their phone. Passengers will also receive alert messages if the train is delayed or cancelled.
The railways is planning to introduce personalised services which match with that of various airlines. The services include a wake-up call, which will be provided in collaboration with RailYatri.in. Plans are also being made to provide a smartphone app which will provide real time information on the positions of the trains and will also predict the expected time of arrival in different stations.
Manish Rathi the CEO and co-founder of RailYatri.in said, “We’re looking at providing services likewake-up calls and informing passengers if there are any changes in the schedule of the train they are booked in like delays or cancellations through SMS or phone calls”. Rathi added that the system can also be used to alert someone about the position of a train, so that they would be able to receive their family at the station on time.
RailYatri.in is already offering real time details on the routes, predictions and arrivals of up to 6,500 trains at any given point in time on the website, with a service known as Rail Radar.