Chennai, India: The Indian Railways has launched Rail Radar, a live train tracking service that runs on Google Maps. Available at https://railradar.trainenquiry.com/, the service allows the user to find out the exact location of a train. This is an improved version of the earlier tracking system ‘Spot Your Train’.
The opening screen of Rail Radar has a map of India that gives the user details of the trains running. On top right is a display that shows the number of trains tracked at that point of time and the percentage of trains that are on time.
The map can be zoomed in or out by using the mouse’s scroll wheel (as in Google Maps) or by clicking the ‘+’ or ‘-’ icons on the left. The left panel also has a search facility where you can look for running information on specific trains. There is also an option for search by stations.
Trains running on time are displayed in blue while those running late are shown in red. Clicking on a train shows the status of the train, and also the route.
Source: The Hindu