The Indian Railways is all set to introduce a free SMS service, informing passengers on the waiting or RAC (reservation against cancellation) lists about the confirmation of their reservation, from Saturday.
According to the report, The facility is already available to those booking tickets through Internet as e-tickets, but it is now being extended to those passengers who book the tickets from the Railway counters. The passengers will start getting the status of their reservation five days before the date of the journey.
Initially, the SMS alert facility would be launched for passengers of Rajdhanis, Shatabdis and Duranto trains; soon it will be made available for passengers of all mail and express trains.
Contributed By Sonia Narula