There is good news for people of Mumbai who use local trains for commuting. The Central Railway has introduced live-tracking of trains on its mobile application to avoid delays and save time of passengers. The GPS-enables system was launched on Wednesday, which will allow commuters using the Yatri mobile application to find out the position of their train in real time. For now, the facility is only available on Central Railway lines ad it has completed the GPS tagging of all its locomotives.
The photos from the launch event of the updated Yatri app on Wednesday were posted on Twitter by Central Railway and Yatri on their handles.
Central Railway commuters can now track live location of local trains through Yatri app.
Demonstration of live location feature in presence of Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway and Shri Shalabh Goel, @drmmumbaicr. @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/ZzhEwwqbPw
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 13, 2022
The photos show the live demonstration of the app’s feature, which Central Railway General Manager Anil Kumar Lahoti said will “help commuters in better planning of their journey”.
“Demonstration of Live Tracking of suburban trains in Yatri App. This App is useful for daily suburban passengers to get information about train running. Live location tracking will help commuters in better planning of their journey & easier commute,” the General Manager said in a tweet posted on Wednesday.
Central Railway has created its official Yatri app with the help of a private firm. According to the feature description page of the app, it provides details about passenger amenities at stations, real-time updated timetable and live train alerts.
The application is being developed in phases and now includes the ability to provide real-time details about the running train.
At present commuters use the private M-indicator app to track local trains. It also has an authenticated timetable and details of local trains.
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