In yet another passenger friendly initiative, the Ministry of Railways has decided that the rechargeable coupons for mobile phones would be made available for the benefit of the passengers at the STD/PCO booths at Railway Stations. As per the decision, all Zonal Railways are being permitted to allow sale of recharge coupons from the existing STD/PCO booths at the Railway stations which opt for selling the recharge coupons on payment of the following additional license fee as per the category of the station.
The STD/PCO booths opting for the scheme will be required to display a sign indicating that “recharge coupons for mobile phone are available” and will not be allowed to display the name of service provider companies.
The above approval is being initially granted for a period of one year only i.e. upto 30th June 2011. Thereafter, the scheme will be reviewed by the Railway Board on the basis of detailed information regarding number of booths opting for the scheme, additional license fee realized etc. to be received from all Zonal Railways.