The Indian Railways, after the successful integration of WIFI network in trains, will soon offer other personalized services to its passengers.
According to The Times of India, the world's fourth largest railway network in collaboration with RailYatri.in is planning to provide wake-up calls for passengers and services like alert messages to a passenger's phone about delay in trains.
"We're looking at providing services like wake-up calls and informing passengers if there are any changes in the schedule of the train they are booked in like delays or cancellations through SMS or phone calls," said Manish Rathi, CEO and co-founder of Rail Yatri.
"It can even be to alert someone on the position of a train so they can receive their family at the station on time."
Besides this, the company is also prepping an app that allows passengers to make use of current services. The app is expected to launch in the coming months.
"We are fine-tuning some features. We want to ensure it will work on all platforms including iPhones, Windows system and Blackberry," Rathi added.
Earlier in 2012, Railway Information System (CRIS) in a tie-up with Rail Yatri has launched an online application, RailRadar, which tracks details of 6,500 trains running across the country on a real-time basis. The service enables the user to track train timings, locations, stoppages and routes. The service does not require the user to remember the train number or name, as just the entry of two station names gives details.