TE24 Sci &Tech Desk:
NEW DELHI – There is a big update for passengers traveling by regular trains You can now use the new WhatsApp features to track train status and location RedBus, the world’s largest online bus ticketing platform, has launched its own free service on WhatsApp called redRail, which provides up-to-date information on the location and arrival of all intercity passenger trains across the country.
The RedRail app has been tested to work smoothly on phones using low internet bandwidth areas, phones with low memory configurations and older Android versions for users in India and rural India.
This new feature and feature is up and running, and redBus is the first company to launch LTS (Live Train Status) directly on WhatsApp.
Passengers can contact +91 9538039911 on WhatsApp and enter the train number to know the exact location, availability and arrival time of the train before starting the trip.
Surprisingly, this feature enables a stress-free experience and frees you from the hassle of waiting and scouting for train updates. Also, on-the-go capabilities allow travelers to track where they are and share them with their loved ones while traveling.
Passengers should be aware that no additional installation / memory / application other than WhatsApp is required for setup. It allows passengers to save mobile data and batteries while searching for train coordinates.
Indian Railways is poised to become the third busiest rail network in the world in the next five years, carrying more than 22 million passengers per day in the pre-epidemic era.
Passenger traffic in the railway sector, which declined in FY 2021 due to epidemics, has seen a sharp increase in direct travel in recent months.
In this regard, Redbus plans to de-stress the experience of passengers, limiting points of contact for people in terms of Covid, increasing the standard of safety.
Giving details about the launch of the new feature, Parikshit Chowdhury, Chief Business Officer, RedRail, said, “The purpose of launching this rail tracking and information service is to provide a very easy and convenient way for people across the country. , Especially in rural areas, a real-time information window on the train.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular and reliable instant messaging platforms used by millions of people across the country and thus one of our preferred platforms to provide a seamless discovery experience for our users. We believe that this feature will go a long way in addressing the concerns associated with pre-boarding and train travel, making a difference to the 22 million people who travel on intercity trains every day and wanting to dedicate it to them. ”