Indian Railways launches SMS alerts

The Railway’s information service RailYatri.in has launched an SMS alert service, the first such information and advisory platform in India for better communication with train passengers.

Finally, the railways has found a way for passengers to get alerts as easily and swiftly as weather alerts,” Manish Rathi, CEO, RailYatri.in, said in a statement in the national capital.

The National Rail Yatri Alert Service (NRAS) uses customised algorithm to determine the impact of different types of major travel-related announcements — new special trains, cancellations, delays, stoppages, etc.The platform provides early alerts to train travellers across nearly 8,000 locations in India.

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