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Students unite to popularise state’s existing helpline

mumbai Updated: Sep 23, 2011 03:21 IST
Pooja Domadia

Students of Anjuman-i-Islam’s Akbar Peerbhoy College located in Grant Road marched for a different reason on Thursday. The motive of these students was to popularise the helpline number – 1800220110. A complaint on this number can result in cancellation of an errant taxi or auto driver’s licence.

The campaign called ‘Hello RTO’ was a part of an academic project for third year Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) students, which later turned out to be an interesting activity for the rest of the BMM students too. “We were bored of the routine presentations and wanted to do something different that could help the society as well,” said Imran Chaudhary, TY BMM student.

The students marched from their college to Sandhurst road station, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churchgate and back to their college, and passed through some major junctions such as JJ and Metro junction. They distributed pamphlets and held placards.

“Most people seemed to be unaware of the number,” said Chaudhary.

The 24-hour helpline number, was set up by the transport department in June 2010.