Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-01 13:07 Mysuru: Mysureans who frequently use public transportation can now save their time from searching for a bus for their preferred destination. ‘Mitra’, an exclusive app that gives the real-time details of the city buses was launched by Mysuru Intelligent Transport Systems, part of the Karnataka State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) here. Available on Google playstore, the app can be downloaded by registering the user’s phone number and name. Loaded with commuter-friendly features, the app provides a real-time data of buses – including arrival and route number – to save time. Also, the user will get to know whether the bus is crowded. Besides, keeping women’s safety in mind, the facility – in case of any emergencies – will send emergency alerts to the numbers, that have been provided apart from the user’s contact. What more. Alert messages will be sent automatically to the nearby police station too. Developed by 110 IT students from a five-member students team of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, the Mitra app earned the appreciation from KSRTC officials. The team headed by Punith Ganadinni of Information Science Department also included Vikranth of Computer Science, Abhiskek of Computer Science, Venkateshwar Kurle of Information Science, Raghavendra Bada of Information Science and Abhishek Somshekar of department of computer science. The KSRTC presented Rs 5,000 to each team member with a memento and a certificate during the app launch. Union Ministry of State for Urban Development, additional secretary D S Mishra launched the Mitra in the presence of E V Ramana Reddy, principal secretary, transport R K Kataria, KSRTC managing director, and Ramesh Krishnan from the World Bank were present.