Electronics Department Students Win Pta Gold Medals In The Projects Competition


PTA Gold Medalists

The project “GPS BASED RAILWAY SYSTEM” developed by students of Electronic Engineering Department of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology received 05 Gold Medals and Rs.50000 cash given by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The project was developed by students namely Naveed Khowaja, Nasrullah Ghuman, Fahad Rajput, Asad Jaffery, Javed Kaimkhani under the supervision of Engr. Mehboob Khowaja and Engr. Attiya Baqai. These gold medals have been awarded on the basis of a competition among accredited national universities called by PTA for the best research projects on IT & Telecom.

PTA Gold Medalists

Prof. Dr. B.S. Chowdhry, Chairman Department of Electronic Engineering told that the project is based on the calculations of the distance and time using two latitudes and longitudes. Whenever the built-in system in the train receives an SMS from any user standing at any train station, it calculates the distance from that station to the current train location and time required to reach at the station where from message was sent and replies back an SMS to the sender. The system displays the station names and distance to the coming stations at the LCD for passengers in the train.

Prof. Dr. A.Q.K. Rajput, Vice Chancellor said that this system is capable to work at any point on the Globe. Railway controllers can have the knowledge about the services of the individual trains by maintaining a Database. The updates are provided to the passengers via SMS on their mobiles on demand. Thus the current deployed information system of railways can be massively improved.