Indian Railway’s ambitious project RailRadar

Centre of Railway Information Systems (CRIS) along with Stelling Technologies (RailYatri team) has introduced RailRadar, an application for commuters to locate a train on the map in real-time. The app is already online and accessible on the rail enquiry website. This is certainly welcome on one of the largest rail networks in the world — it operates more than 10,000 trains everyday — though the service is only available on 6,500 trains for now. To find out where your train is, simply search for its name or number and RailRadar will spot it for you. You can also find trains by entering the name of the station. Blue highlights indicate trains that are on time while red means it’s behind schedule. If you click on a train, it’ll show its entire route from start to finish. The logical next step would be for this to be on smartphones like how it is in Japan, though we’re not sure if that’s in the cards just yet.

RailRadar

If you are familiar with political map of India, you can use the Maps navigation features to zoom in or zoom-out to a place/area of your interest. By clicking on the map, you can drag the maps in any direction. You can use the map controls marked as (+) for zooming in and (-) for zooming out.

Alternatively, you can use RailRadar by searching for:

Train Station:To zoom in directly to a train station, search and select a train station of interest from the search box. Selection of the station will automatically zoom in the map to the location of the station. You will then see the trains at or around the selected station.

Running train:Using the search box under the Train Tab, search for a train either by Train Number or Train Name. From the search results, select the train. The map will automatically zoom in to the current location of the train.

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