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Rail Yatri Re-Launches Train Tracking App Rail Radar; Focus on Incident Alerts

Rail RadarIt looks like Rail Yatri‘s train tracking app Rail Radar is back, two months after it was shelved by the company. The new version however seems to be independent and hosted at railradar.railyatri.in, but still uses railways data.

The interface has also changed to a more map-centric one and focuses more on providing incident related information, powered by Rail Yatri’s recently launched National RailYatri alert service. It now offers a live tracker of relevant incidents and events like train cancellations, delays, change in train route, rush in trains, seat unavailability, accidents and others on a map. One can click on any of the incident alert to browse through more information and the duration of the incident. The company claims the information is provided by its research team, based on past and current data.

One can also click on any of the trains plotted on the map to view the incidents (if any) in its route along with other information like the current and the next stops, train timetable and train stops. Rail Radar however notes that it does not provide the actual running status or the actual location of the train, rather these locations are plotted based on the regular scheduled timetable.

Rail Radar Map

These trains are color coded to depict the type of the train (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto – dark blue; Garib Rath, SuperFast and Mail express – orange; Passenger trains – light blue; and Local trains – brick red) and the arrows point towards the direction of the train.

Besides this, the site also allows users to search for specific trains (by name or number) or stations (by name or code). There is also an option to filter trains based on the train type (Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto; Super fast trains; passenger or local trains). Going forward, the company also plans to develop a separate app which will alert users when their forthcoming trains are affected by any incident.

Previously, CRIS (the Central Reservation Information Systems) had launched Rail Radar at our #NAMA conference last year. However, it had pulled the plug on both Rail Radar and Train Enquiry in September this year and launched its own archaic and irritating Train Enquiry system, which asks users to fill out a CAPTCHA form before one could even access the page.

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Also readTerrible Move: Indian Railways Pulls The Plug On Rail Radar, Train Enquiry

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