Indian railways new application “Rail Radar” enables the commuters to know the location of a train on a map and visualize the running-train network on Google maps. The Centre for Railway Information Systems(CRIS), the information technology (IT) arm of the Indian Railways has developed the application.
Available at /http://railradar.trainenquiry.com , the service allows you find out the exact location of a train.This is an improved version of the earlier tracking system “Spot Your Train
The interactive map can zoom in and zoom out to get station and train details. 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. Rail Radar also gives an overview on trains running on time as well as status of delayed trains. In case of a mishap/unplanned activity, Rail Radar would be able to provide users with an overview of situation and train status across the country.
Currently, RailRadar is configured to update/refresh itself every five minutes, which means that in any scenario, the location and status of the trains displayed on Rail Radar will always be five or more minutes delayed.