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RailYatri launches GPS train tracking system using user data

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Railway travel focused technology startup, Railyatri.In today announced the launch of GPS based train tracking location generated by a passenger's smart phone.

"With this release, the award-winning train travel app has taken the first concrete step towards the long standing train tracking challenge using smart location technology implementation requires zero capital expenditure in terms of GPS hardware costs. All it requires is one smart phone and one RailYatri traveller on each train," RailYatri CEO and co-founder Manish Rathi said in a release.

The train travel app enables users to track running trains on a Google map along with its on-time or delay status.

The RailRadar GPS uses location generated by a passenger's smart phone, determines the train location by analysing the pattern of locations transmitted by the smart phone, similar to how Google Maps determines the traffic on the road when one uses road transport like a car or a bus, the company said.

The company claimed previous attempts by the government to install GPS on trains as part of the 'SIMRAN' project failed due to the high project costs.

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First Published: Wed, September 30 2015. 21:22 IST