BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to provide information electronically and promote Digital India, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has launched Rath Yatra Mobile App ‘ECOR Yatra’. The app, which will live stream the Rath Yatra, is expected to benefit the passengers, especially devotees who are coming to Puri to witness the world famous car festival-2018.Passengers having android based smart phones can download the app from Google Play Store and get the information related to different regular and special trains along with other facilities provided by ECoR during Rath Yatra.
The app has complete details of special trains scheduled to run during the period from July 13 to 24, Live Train information including platform number allocation at Puri for respective trains, lodging arrangements, including facilities of tourism, retiring rooms and shed arrangements available through IRCTC besides the Rath Yatra ritual schedule.The app also has in store information of 40 additional ticket counters at Puri and wayside stations, transport facilities at Puri by OSRTC and pre-paid taxi along with fares, enquiry facilities like seat availability, fare, NTES and PNR.
“Most importantly, both reserved and unreserved tickets can be booked through the app. Videos on use of automatic ticket vending machine and unreserved ticketing system on mobile can be viewed in the app,” said an ECoR official.Information on other facilities like catering and drinking water arrangement, e-catering, medical assistance and sanitation, wheel-chairs for differently-abled persons, battery-operated vehicle at platform and free Wi-Fi facilities are also available in the app.
“Apart from the do’s and don’ts for the passengers, helpline numbers can be dialled directly through the app. Provision of emergency notification like updates on cases of lost luggage and missing person as received through helpline numbers will also be available. Passengers are advised to download the app to avoid long queue at enquiry and ticket counters,” the official added.