Integrated passenger information system provided at Hosapete railway station

South Western Railway (SWR) is in the forefront in upgrading passenger amenities at Railway Stations and launching initiatives for comfortable travel of passengers. Integrated passenger information system is step in this direction, by providing information related to trains to passengers. All the important information regarding arrival and departure of trains with the platform number and also their coach position is readily displayed so that passengers navigate easily to their train/coach in stations. Hubballi Division of SWR has taken up work of providing Integrated Passenger Information at 7 important stations.

  • Hosapete Station o­n Hubballi Division of SWR is a tourist destination, being gateway to Hampi. 
  • Integrated Passenger Information System is provided recently at this station.
  • Electronic Coach Guidance Display Boards indicating location of coaches have been provided at Platform no.1, 2 & 3 of Hosapete station. 
  • Coach guidance display boards display the coach position so that the passenger can go to location of respective coach directly, without having to search after the arrival of train.  
  • This display of exact position of the coach will be helpful for Senior citizens, passengers with luggage and also especially abled passengers as it will save them time and is helpful to board the coach smoothly.
  • Electronic Train arrival and departure boards dissipating the list of trains arriving/departing with time and platform number are provided at the concourse area and at entrance.  
  • These boards have been integrated with NTES (National Train Enquiry System) and hence live train information is being disseminated to the passenger.  
  • At Hosapete 9 Nos. dual sided and single sided GPS clocks are provided to display real time.  
  • 6 Column Speakers have been provided in waiting Halls to announce information of arrival, departure and platform of trains at Hosapete.  
  • The work of providing Integrated Passenger information System has been taken up o­n 50:50 cost basis by Railway and Ministry of Tourism.
  • Work is in progress for providing integrated Passenger system at Koppal and Ballari also.  
  • The same is also planned to be provided at Vijayapura, Vasco-Da-Gama, Badami, Bagalkot & Hubballi Stations of Hubballi Division.

The work of providing Integrated passenger information system has been taken up under the initiative of Shri Ajay Kumar, Principal Signal and Telecommunication Engineer & Shri Arvind Malkhede, Divisional Railway Manager/Hubballi. 

Shri Kuldeep, Sr.DSTE, Hubballi is overseeing the work of installing and commissioning the Passenger Information System in a time bound manner.

Source: South Western Railway-Press Release

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