With the intention of expanding the reach of Indian Railways, the Railways’ Delhi division has started a dedicated page on social networking site Facebook. On this page passengers will be able to check out availability of berths, train timings and other related information.
According to senior Delhi dvision officials, the Facebook will inform passengers about the status of vacant berths as well as the arrival and departure of trains. The page is linked with the National Train Inquiry Service and constantly updated.
Besides the status of berths and train timings, the page will also provide detailed information about arrivals and departures at the exact platform number at New Delhi, Nizamuddin and Old Delhi stations.
Aiming at preventing misuse of available seats by “unscrupulous elements”, Railways has asked other zones to resort to such innovative measures and give adequate publicity regarding the facility of booking vacant accommodation available on trains at current ticket counters.