Missed Call Service Launched For Local Train Updates
The commuter needs to dial the Toll Free No. 1800 212 4502 and the call will get disconnected automatically after two rings subsequent to which an SMS will be sent informing the running status of the suburban trains.
This service was launched yesterday and the initial feedback from the commuters have very exciting, said Ravindra Bhakar, chief PRO of WR adding that Western Railway has hired a private agency to facilitate this service.
WR has tied up with a firm in order to facilitate this novel concept to its esteemed passengers and with this commuters can check the running status of our suburban trains by giving a missed call.
"The information regarding running of services shall be communicated to the firm by the Railways at a stipulated schedule time, which in turn will be conveyed to the passengers accordingly," Mr Bhakar said adding that the best part of this service is that the system can be used by any kind of mobile phones be it smartphone or high end mobile or basic mobile phone.
Even commuters would not need to have internet connection and the service is totally free of cost and commuters can also alternately register themselves with www.mobitip info for daily periodic updates at scheduled times.
Passengers' representatives and commuters have, however, hailed this initiative with a cautionary note.