In yet another step towards leveraging information technology for providing real time information on train services, the South Central Railway has launched Hyderabad Live Train Enquiry System (HYLITES), an android-based smartphone app.
Launching the new service, SCR general manager PK Srivastava said that HYLITES is a GPS/GPRS-based smartphone application on android platform for disseminating real time train information via smartphones to the rail users in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
By means of direct transfer of data related to train running, the SCR has come one step closer to the rail users. He said that HYLITES is the first of its kind on Indian Railways, brought out by SCR, to take care of most of the enquiry needs of passengers in the twin cities.
Further, he stated that by downloading HYLITES app into their smart phones, the passengers can have access to the real time running status of MMTS trains on the move.
He informed that at present SCR operates 121 MMTS services, ferrying 1.5 lakh commuters on an average per day. Using this app, the MMTS users will be able to get the present location of all MMTS trains on run at that moment and the expected arrival timings at any boarding station of their choice, to the selected destination stations.
In addition, this module also contains useful information such as MMTS time table, MMTS route map, nearest MMTS stations and MMTS fares etc. Apart from information on MMTS services, HYLITES also disseminates live status of arrival, departure timings (with platform numbers) of Express and passenger trains at Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Kacheguda railway stations. It also features information on a host of other issues, useful for rail users of twin-cities, he added.
This application is packaged with a wide variety of features.
Real time MMTS Running Status: This feature allows you to check the current running status of MMTS trains. All you have to do is to select the ‘From’ (Station you are travelling from) and ‘To’ (Station you are travelling to), upon which a list of all the MMTS trains that run on that route and their expected arrival time at the selected ‘From’ station will be displayed, allowing you to plan your travel accordingly.
This user-friendly application is a single-window assistance booth for almost all the enquiry needs of the rail passengers in the twin cities. This app can be downloaded for free from ‘Google play store’ and can be installed on any smart phone with Android OS 2.2 version and above.