Let’s admit it, tracking trains in India can be quite a tedious and painful process. The Center for Railway information service (CRIS) has announced a new web app called RailRadar that attempts to solve this particular problem. It helps users track over 6,500 trains overlaid on a map in real-time. In fact, it is being touted as an improved version of the Spot Your Train feature.
CRIS and RailYatri have jointly developed the web-based service. While, currently there is no native mobile application for the service, the service can be used even via a mobile web-browser.
The service offers features similar to Google Maps and users can zoom-in or out on a particular train on the map using a mouse scroll or plus or minus buttons built in to the user interface.
Other cool features offered by the service include the percentage of trains on schedule, trains that are on-time and trains that are late. This service would make things quite easy for a user to keep a tab on a particular train, and avoid frequent calls to the Indian Railways to find out if the train is on schedule or not. Users can access the service at http://railradar.trainenquiry.com/.