Guess what! IRCTC train status enquiry is not the only way! Find out more
Yes, now checking details of your IRCTC train status is as easy as blinking! All you have to do is just type the train number you will be travelling on.
Till now, to check whether your train is late or scheduled on time or even whether you have missed it, you have to go all the way to the IRCTC website to get such information. Guess what! This problem is solved courtesy IRCTC train status! Indian Railways has inked an alliance with travel agency MakeMyTrip giving you live updates of your train status using social media app giant WhatsApp. Yes, now checking details of your IRCTC train status is as easy as blinking! All you have to do is just type the train number you will be travelling on.
An Indian Railways passenger can now check live train status, PNR status, departed railway station, upcoming railway station and many more updates regarding to the train.
This eliminates dialing 139 to check live running status or download any third party app or even taking the trouble going on IRCTC website. Considering, almost everyone in India is familiar with using WhatsApp, checking live train status becomes quite handy.
Here’s how you can check your live train status on WhatsApp.
Firstly the trouble you will go through it to have an updated version of WhatsApp from Google Play store for android smartphone user or App store for iOS devices.
Once downloaded the app, as the pattern goes in WhatsApp you first have to save a number to begin chats or save details. Therefore, you need to save MakeMyTrip number which is 7349389104 on your phone.
Then open MakeMyTrip chat window on the app, and enter a specific train number to check live updates of it.
Consequently, you can also get information like booking status by feeding PNR number. It is being known that, MakeMyTrip should respond to your live train status in real-time booking.
Interestingly, this is not the only chat number that allows you have train status on WhatsApp.
There is portal called RailGenie which is fastest & easiest way to find your PNR Status, PNR Route, Train Route, Live Train on your phone or tablet through Whatsapp.
RailGenie automatically responds to WhatsApp messages with Train Status responses. Without any human interaction, it has ability to provide consistent responses on WhatsApp 24*7.
RailGenie is one of the free services to provide PNR status details to passengers on WhatsApp. They simply have to WhatsApp their PNR 10 digit number to the number +91 8305699144 and in less than a minute Rail Genie will respond back with PNR Status.