Railway Ministry joins Facebook and Twitter

Besides railways enquiry number -- 139 -- will also become toll free soon, to be announced in the Rail Budget.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published: July 7, 2014 8:21 pm
railways_m Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar said Indian Railways is at the fore front of technology.

On the eve of Rail Budget, the Railway Ministry on Monday launched its official Twitter account and Facebook page in a bid to disseminate information quickly.

“Tomorrow we are going to present the Rail Budget. As soon as the budget is presented, all information will appear on Twitter and Facebook,” Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said here after the launch.

He said the initiative will give a new boost to the Ministry in reaching out to the people.

Besides, the national transporter will also have its presence on YouTube.

From tomorrow onwards, one can see the all information on the social networking site, he said.

Gowda said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea that each and every person should be IT-enabled.

Focusing on IT initiatives, Railways will also launch a new number — 022-4501555 — on Tuesday where people can dial in and hear the Budget.

Besides railways enquiry number — 139 — will also become toll free soon and all these are slated to be announced in the Rail Budget.

Asked whether the NDA’s maiden Rail Budget will be pro-people, Gowda said, “Which ever government whether BJP, Congress or Communist, it has to be a pro-people budget.”

Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar said Indian Railways is at the fore front of technology.

“The new initiative of social media will add to its technology development,” he said.

One can log on http://www.facebook.com/RailMinindia or http://www.twitter.com/RailMinindia or http://www.youtube.com/user/RailMinindia to catch the Railway Budget 2014 live on Tuesday.

These accounts can also be accessed through the Railway Ministry website – http://www.indianrailways.gov.in. These accounts will remain activated from Tuesday.

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  1. Vinod Sethi
    Apr 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm
    The Indian rlys, it seems, are running an extortion racquet through their helpline no 139. I wanted to check the departure time of the Himalayan Queen. I have been trying for the last 3 days but I am being subjected to unnecessary harment and rlys are making me pay their Advt cost as the call is charged @ Rs.2/- per minute and the callers are forced to hear non-sensical and worthless advts to prolong ones agony and make him pay for the failure of the rlys to print the information on the ticket. I have lost a lot of time, money, energy, efforts and patience in trying to get this information. The Complaints system seems to have been evolved by some illiterate, incompetent and indifferent Babu. Prabhu Ji what are you doing?
    1. D
      Jan 12, 2015 at 5:50 pm
      WWW.ricepullersAgar train me kisi ko pagli na ho to 07587119660 par miss call kai
      1. S
        Feb 27, 2015 at 4:01 pm
        what is use of 1. bullet train, 2. WiFi, 3. help line number, 4.reservation before 4 month, 5. Mobile charging point ???? this is of no use to penger traveling in ordinary campts.,, Bullet train : For rich people WiFi : For young generation Help line number : Never get connected, always dead Reservation before 4 month : Useful for agents ( rly staff involved) Mobile charging in ordinary compt : 72 seats available but 750 people are sitting including in toilet - then where they will charge their mobile EVERY POLITICAL PARTIES FROM 1947 ONLY FAVORS RICH PEOPLE, THEY LEAST BOTHERED FOR JANATA JANARDAN,,,