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Bengaluru now tracks its suburban trains real-time

There has been a citizen movement in the city demanding a robust suburban rail network.

Bengaluru: Bengalureans now track suburban trains within the city using a mobile app. RailJini, a multilingual app, not only tells the exact train times, it will also provide information on delays and it can keep your close ones informed about your location.

Though Bengaluru has a strong bus network in the city and a Metro network, its suburban train network is under utilised and not appreciated enough. There has been a strong citizen movement in the city demanding a robust suburban rail network and lack of knowledge about train timings and delays often demotivates people from switching to suburban railways.

RailJini, developed by Mobijini, and is a brainchild of three friends Rakesh Turgundi, Suhas Narayanamurthy and RJ Pradeepa.

The app includes features like crowd-sourced feedback and updates where people can post all trains-related inputs,  real-time information where one can know in how many minutes the train will arrive at the station and a virtual chat room for train-related queries.

 

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