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Mumbaiites can soon track local trains on mobile as Western Railway revamps app

The DISHA mobile application was launched by the Western Railway in 2016 with general information about stations.

mumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2018 00:05 IST
Aroosa Ahmed
Aroosa Ahmed
Hindustan Times
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Western Railway is revamping its mobile app, Digital Interface of Stations for Help and Amenities (DISHA).(Representational Image/HT File)

Commuters travelling on the Western Railway (WR) will soon be able to check the expected time of arrival of local trains, on their mobile phones.

Western Railway is revamping its mobile app, Digital Interface of Stations for Help and Amenities (DISHA), which will be ready by the first week of February and will enable them to get timely updates.

Along with information about technical issues, if any, it will have additional new features.

The schedule of the trains will be expected in three time slots - 30, 45 minutes and one hour, that will be shown on the application. It means, if a commuter wants to travel in the next 30 minutes and checks the application, the trains expected in 30 minutes will be shown on the application.

Western Railway also plans to introduce live tracking of trains.

“The addition will help commuters to check the exact time of the next expected local. The application will be linked to the train management system, which will give commuters the actual time schedules of the locals,” said Aarti Singh, senior divisional commercial manager, Western Railway.

The application will also show the cost of standard catering food and water available on railway stations and platforms. “This will help in curbing incidents of overcharging by vendors,” Singh said.

The DISHA mobile application was launched by the Western Railway in 2016 with general information of a station such as WiFi availability, emergency medical rooms, station master’s officer, GRP station, RPF station, among others.

The application has approximately 10,000 downloads so far.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 00:05 IST