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Kochi Metro Rail Ltd arranges GIS mapping to connect transport services

Kochi: The city is nursing an aspiration to grasp geographic data framework simply like Singapore where it is utilized to break down information identified with area use, environment, density with respect to population and traffic activity . Here, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) is arranging a GIS mapping of the Greater Cochin territory to create traffic and transport infrastructure.

KMRL has looked for the state government’s endorsement for the Rs 1.25 crore-venture, which will be performed by Keltron. The proposition is currently being considered by the monetary office. The mapping procedure is a basic part of the incorporated ticketing framework being executed by KMRL, where a smart card will connect all open transportation facilities.

A KMRL official said that the agency was working on an application to coordinate with ticketing framework. “We have to catch and store all information identified with Greater Cochin. Singapore is a virtual city, where all points of interest – transport and different divisions – are mapped and work for open use. We are thinking to transform Kochi into a similar city,” he said.

The Greater Cochin range sustains city corporation, nine regions and 25 panchayats. All Metro stations, transport stands, warehouses, auto stands, streets, power links and BSNL lines in the region will be captured amid the mapping process. After this, transports in the zone will be given distinct numbers by partitioning the routes into various groups (like Piravom route one bunch and Vypeen another), with a typical bunch letter.

The application handy for a traveler, who is unaware of the course and Metro-transport services. “For instance, the individual can enter his present region and his destination. The application will show the distance to the nearby bus stand, course number of the transport he ought to take, landing time, fare and distance. On the off chance that a transport administration is inaccessible, the application will showcase choices like the Metro train, boats or an auto and imprint the course he needs to take,” said the authority, including that the guide will likewise have different courses to every destination.

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