In order to help innumerable Indian railway passengers who get harassed due to the inordinate delays due to fog in winters, Indian railways website RailYatri.in has launched a fog warning feature in the app.
“We launched this feature to help the train travellers manage their journey better. Every day, during the fog season in north India, about 60-80 trains get delayed. Passengers are stranded on railway stations for hours at the end,” Manish Rathi, co-founder and chief executive officer, RailYatri.in said in a statement here Friday.
“During these chaotic times, the conventional sources are not so reliable due to the heavy rush. We believe that the mobile technology, coupled with our data intelligence can help simplify train travel,” he added.
This new feature in the RailYatri train app — Fog Alerts – will allow travellers to plan and book their train journeys after ensuring that their selected train has the minimum probability of getting affected by fog.
Another major worry of travellers during the fog season is getting stuck in the middle of nowhere, and not being able to communicate exact location for hours. Help is on hand in this case too.
“RailYatri GPS Locator tells the travellers their exact location, along with the estimated time of arrival at upcoming stations. With the GPS Locator, you won’t feel lost on a train,” he added.