Zophop starts the pilot in Nagpur to implement smarter commute every day

An alliance offering real-time en route bus location with ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the stops beyond timings and fares

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Mumbai, February 5, 2016:  Zophop, a fast growing technology-driven transportation mobile app, announces its collaboration with UMTC (Urban Mass Transit Company) for NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) and VNIL (Vansh Nimay Infraprojects Limited). NMC and VNIL are the public transportation service providers to daily commuters in Nagpur. The collaboration is aimed at providing depth of information to daily commuters who use the bus for their entire or partial trip in order to support them in making the best decision not only on route options based on time and fare but also on the waiting time for the bus.

Jiyoung Lee, Co-founder and VP, Product & Marketing, Zophop commented, “Along with the focus in Nagpur on technology driven smart transport solutions, this collaboration will change over 250,000 daily bus commuters’ day-to-day bus ride experience completely since now we can provide accurate bus timing, fare, and en route bus location with ETA to the stop on all the bus routes. With the successful evaluation and feedback from the pilot program, we will expand the coverage in greater Nagpur area.”

Subramanian, Head of Nagpur Bus Operator, VNIL further commented, “Customer is supreme but dynamics of commercial economy in Urban Bus Transport System have not allowed us much room for customer centric initiatives. The real-time live bus information certainly is a technology driven low cost initiative that offers huge benefit to commuters without any burden on capital investment.”

About Zophop

Zophop provides the tool that empowers over 200,000 users in 15 cities across India to make their best decision on route (time vs. cost), transportation modes, and time management for travel. One of the unique features on Zophop ­ “nearby” ­ allows users to find all public transportation modes including buses, trains, metros, cabs (Uber, Ola), and autos (Jugnoo) near their location. The “nearby” feature is not only showing users what is available around them but also its ETA to the stop/station/pick­up location and fare. Zophop was established in Mumbai in 2014 founded by Vinayak Bhavnani and Jiyoung Lee.

About NMC, VNIL, and UMTC in Nagpur

Nagpur is taking steps towards development of pan city transport solution, which is sustainable from the financial, economic, and environmental standpoint as well as the common citizens as the fulcrum. While new generation of green transport is in the offing so is the solar powered metro infrastructure, for the present and immediate. Smart technologies that can enable easy access of information to passengers have been key areas that Nagpur has been keen on. The collaborative effort amongst NMC (the enabling institution), VNIL (the bus service provider and operator), and partners – UMTC and Zophop – as the knowledge and technology provider will drive faster and easier implementation and city-wide improvement.


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Press Release

ON 17.01.2016 (SUNDAY)
Central Railway has decided to run 2 suburban special trains o­ne each from Kalyan and Panvel Station o­n Sunday 17.01.2016 for the benefit of the participants of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon being held at CST, Mumbai o­n 17.01.2016.
The details are as under-
Kalyan – CST special will leave Kalyan at 03.00 hrs and will arrive Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai at 04.30 hrs stopping at all stations.
Panvel – CST special will leave Panvel at 03.10 hrs and will arrive Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 04.30 hrs via Harbour line stopping at all stations.
However, local trains towards Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus leaving Kalyan at 04.41 and leaving Vashi at 04.00 will remain cancelled.
All concerned to please take note of this and avail the facility.
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Date: January 14, 2016
This news comes to you from the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai. 

24 Special Trains to Clear Extra Rush

  Bookings for trains 01095, 01039, 01401/01402, 01405/01406 open on 8.3.2015

Central Railway will run 24 Special Trains to clear extra rush of passengers as per details given below:


01095 Special will leave Dadar o­n every Tue, Fri & Sun from 13.3.2015 to 20.3.2015 (4 trips) at 0750 hrs and arrive Sawantwadi Road at 2030 hrs same day.
01096 Special will leave Sawantwadi Road o­n every Wed, Sat & Mon from 14.3.2015 to 21.3.2015 (4 trips) at 0450 hrs and arrive Dadar at 1610 hrs same day.

HALTS: Thane, Panvel, Roha, Mangaon, Khed, Chiplun, Savarda, Sangameshwar Road, Ratnagiri, Adavali, Vilavade, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Zarap

COMPOSITION: o­ne AC Chair Car, 7 Second Class Seating, 2 General Second Class, 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Vans.


01039 Superfast Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus o­n 13.3.2015 & 20.3.2015 (2 trips) at 0110 hrs and arrive Karmali at 1100 hrs same day.
01040 Superfast Special will leave Karmali o­n 13.3.2015 & 20.3.2015 (2 trips) at 1400 hrs and arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 2355 hrs same day.

HALTS: Thane, Panvel, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Kudal.

COMPOSITION: o­ne First AC, Two AC-2 Tier, 8 AC-3 Tier, o­ne Pantry Car, 2 Luggage cum Generator Vans.


01401 Special will leave Solapur o­n every Wed from 11.3.2015 to 25.3.2015 (3 trips) at 1520 hrs and arrive Nagpur at 1235 hrs next day.
01402 Special will leave Nagpur o­n every Thu from 12.3.2015 to 26.3.2015 (3 trips) at 1500 hrs and arrive Solapur at 1135 hrs next day.

HALTS: Mohol, Madha, Kurduwadi, Barshi Town, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Road, Parli-Vaijnath, Parbhani, Purna, Hingoli, Washim, Akola, Murtazapur, Badnera, Chandur, Dhamangaon, Pulgaon, Wardha.

COMPOSITION: o­ne First AC cum AC-2 Tier, Two AC-3 Tier, 4 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class, 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Vans.


01405 Special will leave Bhusaval o­n every Mon from 16.3.2015 to 30.3.2015 (3 trips) at 1835 hrs and arrive Dhule at 2305 hrs same day.
01406 Special will leave Dhule o­n every Tue from 17.3.2015 to 31.3.2015 (3 trips) 0520 hrs and arrive Bhusaval at 0925 hrs same day.

HALTS: Jalgaon, Pachora, Chalisgaon, Jamdha, Shirud

COMPOSITION: o­ne AC Chair Car, 2 Second Class Seating, 6 General Second Class, 2 General Second Class cum Guard’s Brake Vans.

RESERVATION: Bookings for 01095, 01039, 01401/01402, 01405/01406 open from 8.3.2015