One of the world’s largest railway networks, Indian Railways comprises 115,000 km (71,000 mi) of track over a route of 65,000 km (40,000 mi) and 7,500 stations. With so much going on, however much the Government improves schedules, trains get delayed all the time. Over the last decade, train network and traffic in India have grown tremendously. Indian Railways expects this trend to continue over the next few decades.
RailRadar tracks thousands of trains real-time with inputs from various sources. One of them is the central headquarter system where trains passing stations are monitored around the country. These monitoring points in real-time mode communicate updates on train arrival, departure, or passing to a central headquarter server. In substantial cases these updates are automated however there are places/situations where this reporting is also done manually.
Some of the core reasons behind checking RailRadar are:
- If you need to know the order of trains which are arriving at a station or have departed from a station.
- In cases of unplanned travel or short distance travel – determining which train option is best for you.
- Any trends of on-time/delays on trains running on a particular route or in and around a location/geography.
- In cases of calamities/accidents – need for obtaining a generic view of the ground train running realities.
Small icons moving on a map indicates all the trains currently being tracked. Just click on any stations or trains and get all the information like start and end times, current status of the train, the route of the selected train and save that route/train as favorite for easy access.