A lot of people in Bengaluru depend on suburban trains for their daily commute, and this makes an app that spells everything out, very important, especially as the city is a bustling metropolis that is home to many from across the country.
Well, Bengaluru has finally got a multilingual app, RailJini, that will cover aspects pertaining to suburban train travel.
Launched on Thursday, the app will give exact train timings, update passengers on delays, send locations, and also allow them to send their location if required. The app will work in English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
RailJini has been developed by Mobijini and is a venture by three friends—Rakesh Tergundi, Suhas Narayanamurthy and RJ Pradeepa.
The app is loaded with essential features, like:
1) Crowdsourced feedback and updates where people can post all train-related information.
2) An area to Area connection where people can find the nearest station by location or landmark.
3) Real-time information where one can know the time left for a train to arrive at the station.
4) Ability to share your location with emergency contacts.
5) A virtual chat room where experts will answer all train-related queries.
More features, like Metro timings, information and last-mile connectivity (allowing you to book a cab from the station to the destination) are expected to be added soon.
Mobijini’s CEO is upbeat and told Bangalore Mirror that the app would provide comprehensive details of 40 trains and 38 city stations. He also forewarns that once people start using the cheaper mode of transport-trains, cab aggregators might suffer.
Bengalureans spend hours commuting to work, and a multilingual app that provided details regarding suburban railway and Metro timings should be helpful for those looking to skip the daily traffic rush-hour and commute in comfort. Trains are useful, as they lessen the number of vehicles on the road.
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Here’s hoping this leads to a greener and cleaner Bengaluru, and an organised suburban and Metro rail network for commuters!