Indian Railway announced new helpline number-139 to assist passengers during travel

March 8, 2021, 1:29:41 PM

Indian Railway announced new helpline number-139 to assist passengers during travel

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Indian Railway has integrated all railway helplines into single number 139 (Rail Madad Helpline) for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during the journey.

As the new helpline number 139 will take over all the existing helpline numbers, it will be easy for the passengers to remember this number and connect with Railways for all their needs during the travel.

Various Railway grievances helplines were discontinued last year. Now, Helpline no. 182 would also be discontinued from 01.04.2021 and merged into 139.

It may be noted that on an average basis 139 helpline receives enquiry 3,44,513 calls/SMS per day.

The menu of 139 Helpline (IVRS) is as under:


• For security & medical assistance, the passenger has to press 1, which connects immediately to a call centre executive.

• For enquiry, the passenger has to press 2 and in the submenu, information regarding PNR Status, arrival/departure of the train, accommodation, fare enquiry, ticket booking, system ticket cancellation, wake up alarm facility/destination alert, wheelchair booking, meal booking can be obtained.

• For general complaints, the passenger has to press 4

• For vigilance related complaints, the passenger has to press  5

• For Parcel & goods related queries, the passenger has to press 6

• For IRCTC operated trains queries, the passenger has to press 7

• For status of complaints, the passenger has to press 9

• For talking to call centre executive, the passenger has to press *( asterisk)

The Helpline 139 will be available in twelve languages. Passengers can opt for IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System), or directly connect to the call-centre executive by pressing * (asterisk). There is no need for a smartphone to call on 139, thus, providing easy access to all mobile users.

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Indian Railway announced new helpline number-139 to assist passengers during travel

March 8, 2021, 1:29:41 PM

Indian Railway announced new helpline number-139 to assist passengers during travel

Rep. Image, Train

Indian Railway has integrated all railway helplines into single number 139 (Rail Madad Helpline) for quick grievance redressal and enquiry during the journey.

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