Kochi to have ‘Chalo’- live vehicle tracking App

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A mobile application named ‘Chalo’ has launched by the AK Saseendran, Minister of Transport on Friday, 3rd August 2018. It was part of the continuous efforts of the state government to encourage public transport and to curtail the use of private vehicles, which increases congestion, accidents, and pollution.

This free mobile app enables live tracking of 850 private buses and a dozen of ferries operated in Kochi and to suburban towns. The app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

The App will become a multi-mode journey planner, once around 15,000 auto-rickshaws are included in it.

“Commuters can plan their trips by relying on the app, considerably saving on time. The app will feature KSRTC buses operated in the Greater Kochi area once their routes and timings are rationalised,” said the Minister.

The app is the joint initiative of Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) and the New Delhi-based Urban Mass Transit Company Limited (UMTC).