Afraid Of Falling Asleep And Missing Your Train Stop? IRCTC Has A Feature Just For You

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by Vaishalee Kalvankar 133

A majority of people prefer travelling by train for long distances as compared to by bus. This is because you can sleep comfortably and complete the journey, which is generally an overnight one. But many times, people miss their station while asleep. Many sacrifice their sleep because they are afraid of missing their stop. Considering this, IRCTC has come up with a new feature to solve this problem.

IRCTC Launches A New Feature

IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) received many complaints stating that people missed their stations as they slept because trains were late. Also, most train trips are overnight. Looking at this, they have come up with a new feature that will help you not miss your stop.

The name of this new feature is “destination alert wake-up alarm.” With this feature, you will be called 20 minutes before your destination stop arrives. But this service is not free, and you will have to pay a fixed charge for the same. Make sure you have your PNR number handy for this feature.

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Availing The Service Is Easy

You can avail of this service only if you have a confirmed ticket or RAC ticket. This service by the IRCTC will be available for you from 11 at night to 7 in the morning. You will receive a destination alert call after you avail of the service. You can avail of the service by either calling on 139 or sending an SMS to the same number.

For metro areas or cities, the call fee for the destination alert service is 1.20 for a pulse of 60 seconds. Call charges are 2 for a pulse of 60 seconds in non-metropolitan cities or areas. For the Destination Alert Service, 3 is charged every SMS. The service will be available only for long-distance journeys. 

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What do you think about this new feature?

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