- Railways introduce GPS tagging to track the real-time location of Mumbai local trains
- Mumbaikars will be able to track the live location of locals through the Yatri app
- This feature will be exclusively available on the Belapur-Kharkopar route.
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 Yatri to avoid delays and save time for passengers. The GPS-enables system launches on Wednesday. This 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.
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.
However, for now, this facility is only available for trains running under Central Railways
Mumbaikars will be able to track the live location of locals through the Yatri app
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.
“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.
Around 4.5 lakh passengers have already downloaded the app.
At present commuters use the private M-indicator app to track local trains. It also has an authenticated timetable and details of local trains.