Automatic Control of Railway Gates and Destination Notification System using Internet of Things (IoT)

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Chandrappa S 1,* Dharmanna Lamani 2 Shubhada Vital Poojary 2 Meghana N U 1

1. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire, Karnataka, India

2. Department of Information Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire, Karnataka, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 27 Jan. 2017 / Revised: 1 Mar. 2017 / Accepted: 28 Mar. 2017 / Published: 8 Sep. 2017

Index Terms

Internet of Things (IoT), Sensors, Raspberry Pi, Railway Gate, SMS


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of interconnected devices which are outfitted with sensors and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) devices. These devices are uniquely addressable and use standard communication protocols like Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) in a networking environment. Here devices are communicating with each other without human interaction. The objective of this work is to provide an Automatic Railway Gate Controller, which operates the railway gates without gatekeeper which makes it useful for operation at level crossings. This controller deals with the reduction of time of which the gate is being kept closed and provide the safety to the road users by reducing the accidents that usually occur due to carelessness of road users and the gatekeepers. In addition to this, one more additional module is implemented for the passenger’s convenience. Here, passenger needs to register their phone number via website to get destination arrival notification. This system is cost effective, real time and automatic.

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Chandrappa S, Dharmanna Lamani, Shubhada Vital Poojary, Meghana N U,"Automatic Control of Railway Gates and Destination Notification System using Internet of Things (IoT)", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.7, No.5, pp.45-55, 2017. DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2017.05.05


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