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GPS-based info system launched on Chennai Local trains

Southern Railway is gradually introducing GPS-based passenger information system in suburban trains.

GPS-based passenger information system in suburban trains.

Southern Railway introducing GPS- based passenger information system in suburban trains.

Chennai: Southern Railway is gradually introducing GPS-based passenger information system in suburban trains. In May, the facility was introduced in one suburban train which is run on Moore Market Complex-Tiruvallur route.

This helps commuters find out which station is approaching when they are inside a crowded train.

It comprises a digital board where station names will run as a scroll accompanied by an announcement. With this, the number of EMUs and MEMUs with this facility has gone up to 40 in the zone, said a press release.

Meanwhile, in a bid to meet demand for more seats, the zone operated 302 passenger special trains, 388 unreserved special trains, added 60 coaches permanently and added 1,593 coaches temporarily.

A drive is on to improve cleanliness of stations. Medical department of railways lifted samples of food sold at stall installed in platforms.