Free Train Information Provided to Villagers using Temple’s Sound System by Raj Narain Mishra:
Free train information is provided to the public by using a temple’s sound system. This service is rendered by a retired government employee Raj Narain Mishra. Raj Narain Mishra, is a native of Rura village of Kanpur Dehat district, is providing free railway information services to the public for about 28 years by using the public address system of a temple. He was a retired laboratory assistant at Ganesh Shanker Vidhyarthi Memorial Medical College. This is a great service offered by Raj Narain Mishra.
He started rendering the service while he was working in the college by realizing the stress and strains that people face due to the frequent change in timings of the trains. His service is really proving to be a blessing to the rail passengers as the service is done with the help of a sound system used in temple. Really God’s invisible presence can be felt. Right!!.
The nickname given to Raj Narain Mishra is “Train wale Babaji” since he is providing railway information through Whats app so that it is easy for the people to know about the timings of trains via smart phones. The nickname suits best to him in the sense that he is offering a valuable service related to train.
“Raj Narain Mishra is running a parallel railway enquiry system in his village to help locals get up early and leave for the railway station on time,” said Jai Ram, deputy station superintendent of Rura.
“Nearly 500 people from various localities of Rura wake up early only after hearing Mishra, who uses a loudspeaker and Whats App to update them about movement of trains,” said a school teacher.
“The timing of trains keeps on changing. But Mishra keeps us updated,” said Golden Singh. Mishra said he launched the initiative when he was working at GSVM Medical College in Kanpur and used to travel daily between Rura and Kanpur, reports The Times Of India.
Train Wale Babaji really deserves a big round of applause. Don’t you think so?