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Jun 27 2012 (10:30PM)  Know your train location through SMS in India - Tecknews.in (www.tecknews.in)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita**  24900 news posts  
Indian Railway and IIT-Kanpur joined hand, allowing passengers to track their train location through a single SMS. This service would be very helpful for the passengers to catch up their train at the right time. As per the information, this service is currently available for only 36 pairs of premier trains, but don’t worry, it will be available to all Indian trains at the end of 2013.
To know the train location, all you have to do is type train number and SMS it to 09415139139 or 09664139139 and they will provide the exact location of the train on real-time basis. The entire project has received a funding of Rs 121 crores from the Indian Railway. At the moment, those passengers are planning to travel on Mumbai Rajdhani, Howrah Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Sealdah Duronto and Shatabdi trains for Bhopal, Kanpur and
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Amritsar will be able to avail this service.
What are the other services they are providing?
Indian Railway and IIT Kanpur joined hand for another project to track the location of trains not only through mobile phones, but also through the interactive mode on laptops. Indian Railway and ISRO combined together for making, Internet surfing on trains (without using any data cards) to a reality. This service is based on satellite Internet and happened to be launch after 2 years.
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