New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Technology firm RailYatri.in on Tuesday said it has launched a new Big Data-based application to provide insights into Indian Railways and answer crucial queries from its users related to railways' operations.
According to the company, the application provides insights from train traveler data spread across hundreds of meta-data fields and behavioural information sources. It is structured to provide quick turnarounds for complex train travel queries, enabling train travelers and travel businesses to drill deeply into travel patterns across all corners of India.
"The number of decision criteria which every train traveler has to consider at various stages of the life cycle of the journey is simply mind-blowing and can drive up trip-related stress. Our launcha addresses to the growing need for Big Data analysis in order to uncover hidden yet useful information which train travelers in India can effectively utilize", the company's co-founder and CEO Manish Rathi said in a statement.
The Big Data-based application has used data from more than 50 million travelers over the last few years across 8,000 train stations and more than 2,000 train routes.
"Over the next few months, RailYatri will also extend the Insights tool with additional visualizations which would mine additional travel-related behavior in India", the company said.
Usage of Big Data is widespread in recent times for analytical purposes across different fields.