The Western Railway has provided a unique facility to its commuters. Now they can check the running status of  its suburban trains by giving a missed call. Western Railway has tied up with a firm in order to facilitate this novel concept.

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. Officials said it will be useful, in particular, during unusual occurrences or disruptions.

According to WR officials, 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.

“The best part of this service is that the system can be used by any kind of mobile phones (smartphone/high end mobile handset is not necessary), no need of internet connection and the service is totally free of cost. Commuters can also alternately register themselves with www.mobitip.infofor daily periodic updates at scheduled times,” said a WR official.