Now, railway passengers can track trains on real-time basis.
Railways has launched online application RailRadar, which is an interactive map onGoogle that can facilitate passengers to track movements of all trains running across the country.
The passengers can locate the 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.
The interactive map will help users to find the exact geographical location of about 6,500 trains on a Google map on real-time basis, an official said.
The system enables a colour-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.
RailRadar can be accessed through the railway website, trainenquiry.com.
To know the current status of the train, a passenger can enter a train name or number and the system will inform whether the train is delayed or running on time.
The interactive map zooms in and out to get train and station detail. Users can search for a particular station or train to get specific details of trains around the station or running status of a train, location, its route and stoppages. RailRadar gives an overview on train on time and delay status. In case of an accident or unplanned activity, the site would be able to provide users with an overview of situation and train status across the country.
“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.