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Now train can be live tracked in Railways’ Yatri app, new update launched

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  • Passengers will be able to track their train status in real-time with the Yatri app
  • This facility has been released to track local trains in Mumbai.
  • Central Railway has made its official Yatri app with the help of a private firm

There is good news for the people of Mumbai who use local trains for commuting. Central Railway has introduced live-tracking of trains on its mobile application to avoid delays and save time for passengers. Launched on Wednesday, the GPS-equipped system will allow passengers to use the Yatri mobile application to track their train status in real-time. For now, this facility is available only on Central Railway lines, as it has completed GPS tagging of all its locomotives.

A GPS-equipped system will allow passengers to use the Yatri mobile

Launched on Wednesday, the GPS-equipped system will allow passengers to use the Yatri mobile application to track their train status in real-time.

Images from the launch event of the Yatri app updated on Wednesday were posted by Central Railway and Yatri on their respective Twitter handles.

The photos show a live demo of the app’s features. Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway, said, “[This] will help passengers to plan their journey better”.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Lahoti said, “This app is useful for daily suburban commuters to get the train running information. Live location tracking will help commuters plan their journey better and travel easier.”

Central Railway has made its official Yatri app with the help of a private firm.

As per the feature description page of the app, it provides information about passenger amenities, real-time updated timetables, and live train alerts at stations.

The application is being developed in phases and now includes the ability to provide real-time details about a moving train.

Currently, passengers use the private M-indicator app to track local trains. It also includes a certified timetable and details of local trains.

GPS devices are installed within the rakes and the Yatri app will send the real-time location of its trains to various devices. The data gets refreshed after every 15 seconds, if not, then users can refresh the app and can see a train icon moving on the rail map showing the live location of the train. For a few initial days, this feature will be exclusively available on the Belapur-Kharkopar route.

Central Railways introduces GPS tagging

Mumbai has been witnessing heavy rainfall for a few weeks now. Thousands of passengers struggle every day to reach their workplaces as local train services tend to get delayed during heavy rains and sometimes due to maintenance work on tracks as well. But not anymore! To save time and avoid delays, Central Railways introduces GPS tagging to track the real-time location of Mumbai local trains. Rail passengers will now be able to track the live location of their Mumbai locals through the Yatri app.

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