Are you one of the 90 lakh residents of Mumbai who have been using M-Indicator for the past five years to waddle your way through the city and get a hang of the public transport system? Then there is some good news for you. Mumbai’s favourite phone-based app
has come out with a new set of features to make travelling easier for you.
“As the first step, we have changed the logo of this application from the Mumbai local logo to a new one indicating directions. This is to imply that you can now search for directions through the app,” said Sachin Teke, the founder of M-Indicator. While many special features have been added to the bus services section, the most exciting ones are made to the most popular public transport of the city: trains.
“In the new version, there is no need to select the destination (railway station) based on the three lines — Central, Western and Harbour. You just have to select the destination, and the app will show you all the routes. The app will also bear platform numbers and even door positions, so that no one will need to ask around,” added Teke.
You can also identify slow and fast trains easily as they will be demarcated with specific colours – green for slow and red for fast. And on days when certain trains are cancelled, either for mega-block or otherwise, there will be a cross sign beside the train.
Another new and fancy feature for trains is the Train Chat services. “It is based on information gathered from commuters in the trains. It has now become a true social app, where people can pass on information to fellow passengers. Though this feature will be started for a month on a trial basis at present, we will continue it if found useful,”added Teke.
CR announces new terminus at Parel
The Mumbai division of the Central Railway announced a new terminus at Parel station as part of their Rs 900 crore project – the fifth and sixth line between Kurla and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Thursday. “The decision to form a new terminus at Parel is in a bid to ease travel for commuters plying from Dadar railway station, and also to de-congest the Dadar terminus. We also plan to widen the current platform from 7.5 metre to 12 metre. A new platform will come up on the western side and we are also building a new foot overbridge in the middle of the existing Parel station,” said Amitabh Ojha, divisional railway manager, Central Railways. The work is supposed to begin from December and is likely to be complete by the end of May, 2017, informed the senior officer. ens