Now, railway passengers can spot a train’s exact location on a Google map. Railways has launched online application RailRadar, which is an interactive map on Google that can facilitate passengers to find the exact geographical location of about 6,500 trains on real time basis,on both internet and their cellphones.
RailRadar, developed by a Railway PSU Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) in collaboration with RailYatri, is a live tracker of all passenger trains traffic in real time. Railways operate more than 10,000 trains everyday but currently the RailRadar can spot about 6500 trains, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project.
The system enables a color coded method as trains highlighted in blue indicate those that are running on time, while the red markers indicate trains that are delayed or running behind schedule. An official said if you click on a particular train, the map will show the exact route of the train including all the stoppages and the current location of the train on real-time basis. The official said to know the current running status of the train, one can either enter the name of the train, or the train number if you remember it, and the system will tell you whether that particular train is delayed or running on time. One can also see all the trains which are arriving at the station or have just departed with the name of the station.
RailRadar can be accessed through the railway website, trainenquiry.com.
“The live tracker is shown on an interactive map which permits users to watch the movements of trains running across the country,” a railway official said, adding that the move is first for any major railway system in the world. We have launched the RailRadar on a pilot basis and later on it will be a permanent feature, the official said.