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CRIS launches live train tracking platform RailRadar

Centre for Railway Information Systems
(CRIS) has launched RailRadar to provide a location of a
train on a map and visualize the running-train network, live. RailRadar has
been conjointly developed by CRIS and RailYatri team. The product was showcased
at the NAMA Conference organised by Medianama.

Centre for Railway Information Systems
(CRIS) has launched RailRadar to provide a location of a
train on a map and visualize the running-train network, live. RailRadar has
been conjointly developed by CRIS and RailYatri team. The product was showcased
at the NAMA Conference organised by Medianama.

“With
the launch of RailRadar, we are offering information in an entirely new way
about train movement, which is, perhaps, the first for any major railway system
in the world,” said Sunil Bajpai, General Manager, CRIS.

RailRadar has a built in map that zooms in
and zooms out to get station / train detail. Users can search for a particular
station / train to get specific details of trains around the station or running
status of a train, location, its route and stoppages. RailRadar gives an
overview on train on time and delay status. In case of a mishap/unplanned
activity, RailRadar would be able to provide users with an overview of
situation and train status across the country.

At present, RailRadar is configured to
update/refresh itself every 5 mins. While the updates of the individual trains
may vary based on the area where it is currently running. In any scenario, the
location and status of the trains displayed on RailRadar will always be 5 or
more minutes delayed.

“Over the
last decade, train network and traffic in India have grown tremendously. We are
also very sure that this trend will continue over the next few decades. As
railway travelers too, today we also want to know more – beyond just ‘an’ ETA
of ‘a’ train at ‘a’ station. As the volume and complexity of information
increases – we believe that new methods of information dissemination
(associated with Trains and its running information) will be required sooner
than later. RailYatri.in’s RailRadar is one such attempt on that line. We
believe that value of information/directions can greatly be enhanced when
presented graphically rather than just plain text,” Bajpai added.

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