STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Waitlisted Passengers to Get Automatic SMS Alert

Published: 12th February 2014 03:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2014 03:00 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today spelt out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15.     

"IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years. We intend to continue the process," he said in the Lok Sabha.     

He announced several initiatives such as proliferation of cash accepting Automatic Ticket Vending Machines and ticketing on mobile phones in the unreserved segment.     As per the budget proposal, waitlisted passengers will get automatic PNR status update once their tickets get confirmed.     

Train running information system will be installed at rail premises to facilitate dissemination of information about trains on real time basis.     

Online booking of meals on trains for selected enroute stations and introduction of electronic transmission of railway receipts for freight customers has been ensured.     Kharge also announced computerisation of claims settlement process.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp