Train late but woke up early? PYKA Solves Your Travel Woes

Whenever I travel by train I often rely on my phone alarm to wake me up at the scheduled arrival time. If you know one thing about the Indian Railways, it’s never on time. There are a probably gazillion reasons for a train to be late despite having no real "traffic jams", but hey – it still happens. Ever woke up early even though the train was a couple of hours late? And all we do is curse the railways and wait.

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So this new service called PYKA solves your train travel woes by calling you (repeatedly)alerting you through an SMS (a call would be better I’d say) a few minutes before the train reaches the destination. This is way better than a preset alarm.

To use this you need to send an SMS to register your mobile number, train number and the destination station code in this format

PYKA <TRAIN-NUMBER> <STATION-CODE> and send it to 92200 92200

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Here’s an introduction video which surely cracked us up.

 

I think it’s high time Indian Railways had their own such service.
If you try out the service, let us know in the comments.

[Via IdeoPhone]

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