Northern Railway has planned to provide Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) based Electronic Display Board and Voice Announcement System is one rake of New Delhi-Guwahati Express. It will provide real time information like speed of running train, name of next stopping station etc. to the passengers in coaches.
Eastern Railway has planned to install GPS based Passenger Information System in Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. There is no provision for voice announcement in this system.
Research Design & Standard Organisation (RDSO) has also undertaken a GPS based Research & Development project where electronic display boards have been provided in 5 coaches of Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabadi to display real time train running information like speed of running train, name of next stopping station etc. There is no provision for voice announcement in the system.
The project in Northern Railway is targeted to be commissioned in financial year 2011-12 and that in Eastern Railway by 30.09.2011.
Also in India today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to New Delhi.
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NewDelhi.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
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City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.