Now digital pods at Delhi Metro stations to provide information

Struggling hard to find information on the Delhi Metro network, its train timings and major tourist attractions in the capital? Don`t worry. Now, such data will be available at the click of a button at select Metro stations.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 13:45 PM IST

New Delhi: Struggling hard to find
information on the Delhi Metro network, its train timings and
major tourist attractions in the capital? Don`t worry. Now, such data will be available at the click of a
button at select Metro stations.

Delhi Metro is installing interactive digital pods at
28 metro stations to provide detailed information to its
commuters about the network, stations, train timings and fare
structure besides facts about the capital city.

The digital pods, which are being installed at all
major stations, will provide help to people who come to Delhi
from other parts of the country.

Sixty interactive pods will be installed at 28
stations on Line 1 (Dilshad Garden-Rithala), Line 2
(Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre) and Line 3 (Dwarka Sector 21-
Noida City Centre/Anand Vihar).

"The pods will have detailed information about the
Delhi Metro network, stations, fare structure as well as
information about the Delhi city and its major tourist
attractions," DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

Since the pods will be internally networked, DMRC can
flash instant messages for the public in case of any emergency
or inordinate delays.

The pods have already been installed at Rajiv Chowk,
which sees a footfall of 5 lakh every day, Barakhamba Road,
Kashmere Gate and Vishwavidyalaya metro stations.

"These pods are currently undergoing trial and
software checks and will be operational within a month.
Installation of such pods in the other stations is also in
progress," Dayal said.

The Delhi Metro currently carries around 16 lakh
passengers on a week day traversing over 2,500 kms.

While the Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate stations will
have four pods, all the other stations will have two each.

"Eight such pods have already been installed at the
Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate and
Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations so far," he said.

Dayal said the pods, in the future, will also have the
provision of providing accessibility to the portals of the
Indian Railways, major airline companies and the Google Earth
map.

"It is also proposed to equip these pods with the
Bluetooth facility to ensure that all the downloadable
information available in the pods is easily transferred to
mobile phones," he said.

PTI