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Indian Railways & IIT-Kanpur Launch Real-Time Train Tracking On SMS

Indian Railways has partnered with IIT-Kanpur to introduce a real-time train tracking system for mobile users, reports Business Standard. The technology enables a mobile user to access information about the exact location of a train. To avail the service, one has to send an SMS to 09415139139 or 09664139139 with the train number in the message box for knowing the exact location of a train on real-time basis, according to the report. Indian Railways' technology arm CRIS, is expected to sign an MoU with IIT-Kanpur for executing the project. We found it strange that the Indian Railways has introduced the service with a longhand number instead of a shorthand number as it is easier for passengers to remember short codes. The service is currently available on 36  premier trains including Mumbai Rajdhani, Howrah Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Sealdah Duronto and Shatabdi trains for Bhopal,…

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