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. Also Read - Google Maps Compass returns for Android users, more new features introduced
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. Also Read - IRCTC Live Train Status on WhatsApp: How to check Train Running Status, PNR status
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. Also Read - WhatsApp mobile helpline for Railways flooded with forwards and friendship day messages
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/.