Tracking a train is easy but can you find out the arrival-departure platform number of train too before the announcement “Yaatrigan kripya dhyaan de…” ?.
Indian Railways network is the largest in whole world, so some mistakes are obvious like… You’re waiting for your train with two suitcases at Platform number 3 & suddenly a heavenly voice tells about some last minute changes– Please Pay attention, the train scheduled to arrive at Platform no. 3, due to some operational changes, now arriving at Platform no. 12… Hell!! You can’t even sue Indian Railways for that because they feel sorry for that in advance “Asuvidha ke liye khed hai”
Leave it, because it’s what you need to bear! Or do you think 139 is there for your help?? What I am going to tell you about has some different perspective.
Few days back, some of my relatives(all were ladies) were coming from Jammu to New Delhi & I need to send a car to pick them up from New Delhi railway station. As you know, New Delhi railway station has several platforms, two entrances are there for the station & these are really far apart. If the train is arriving at Platform no. 1 then you should get in from Paharganj entrance & if it’s from last then you should get in from second entrance, If only you’ve the heavy luggage with you
To make the driver reach at proper location I searched & I found a no-name website. Click here to get the information of arrival and departure platform number.
But there is a problem with this “only such type resource”, it’s not that fast & sometimes not up to what you look for. I tried to find out the arrival platform number of Malwa Express but couldn’t find it there on the site because the Arrival status was updated 6 hours back!! But I found what I was searching for on the departure field
One more “not so good” point is– It’s for Delhi stations only! But it’s actually worth it, Isn’t it? These days you can’t afford wasting your time, so I think it’s a good stuff especially for those who want to receive someone very special right on the exit gate of train. It will show your care towards your guest or anyone else.
Tracking the location of the train is easy & you can find various resources for that like trainequiry.com etc. & you will find maps & real time updation on your train location.
So, next time when you are going to receive someone make sure you welcome them right on the exit of train