New facility for live rail updates

September 25, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:49 am IST

Commuters can now get details such as train timetable, PNR status, live status of the train, and trains operating between two railway stations across the country on their smart phones while chatting.

Without hampering chatting, key words can be used to get live information on screen.


For this,, the multi-modal train travel information provider, has collaborated with WeChat, a social communications app.

Users can access the official account of RailYatri, powered by a crowd-sourced and curated information for train travellers, on WeChat.

“This is the next step in our endeavour to reach out to every train passenger. We needed a platform that will help us resolve travellers’ problems and provide advice in real time. The new partnership will help us connect with a larger audience,” says Manish Rathi, CEO and co-founder,

The facility was rolled out on Tuesday and is now available for train commuters.

Mr. Rahti told The Hindu over telephone from Delhi that facility to check the availability of seats would be introduced soon.

Seat availability

For giving information on seat availability on trains, he said the user would have to key in details such as train, class, date of journey and destination.

The collaboration would help train passengers get timely information to make better travel decisions.

Reach out to users

It would also help RailYatri reach out to a larger pool of users faster.

The RailYatri and WeChat app can be downloaded from WeChat is available free to download on Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Symbian and Windows operating system.

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