February 6, 2018
Coimbatore:Coimbatore-based NGO Kovai Consumer Voice Club is organising a unique weekly lucky dip offering a cycle as prized to encourage passengers use the recently introduced special trains to Pollachi and Rameshwaram.
Southern Railways introduced special trains to Pollachi from Coimbatore considering the recent hike in bus ticket fares. The train, now running on a three-month trial basis, leaves Coimbatore at 5.15 am and reaches Pollachi at 6.45 am. The return from Pollachi is at 7.15 am and arrives in Coimbatore at 8.30 am. The same train is available to and fro in the evening as well, leaving Coimbatore at 6 pm and reaching Pollachi at 7.15 pm. It leaves Pollachi at 7.45 pm and reaches Coimbatore at 9 pm.
To encourage footfall in these trains, the Consumer Voice Club is organising a lucky dip competition, in which a cycle will be given to a winner every week.
According to a statement, the NGO has placed drop boxes at the railway stations in which passengers of this train can drop their tickets along with their name and phone number. A drop box has also been kept at the NGO’s office near District Collectorate. Passengers can also send ticket and personal details to the email id firstname.lastname@example.org or send sms/WhatsApp message to these numbers 99947 64375, 94421 07546, 98948 26029, 98422 11993, and 94435 78224. The lucky winner will be picked every week and a cycle will be given to the winner.
In another competition, the NGO urged citizens to share these train details with at least 100 people through Facebook and Twitter and to at least 100 WhatsApp groups. Participants should share these details in the NGO’s office and the first 100 participants will win a book authored by APJ Abdul Kalam.