Oct 10, 2012

Spot your train on Google map with RailRadar

NEW DELHI: Now you can spot a train's exact location on a Google map.

Railways have just launched online application RailRadar, where one can find the exact geographical location of about 6,500 trains on a Google map on real time basis.

The system enables a colour code method as trains highlighted in blue indicate those that are running on time while the red markers indicate the trains that are delayed or behind schedule.

Railways operate more than 10,000 trains everyday but currently the RailRadar can spot about 6500 trains, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project.

He said if you click on a particular train, the map will show the exact route of the train including all the stoppages and the current location of the train on the real time basis.

RailRadar can be accessed throught the railway website - trainenquiry.com.

The official said to know the current running status of the train, one can either enter the name of the train, or the train number if you remember it, and the system will tell you whether that particular train is delayed or running on time.

One can also see all the trains which are arriving at the station or have just departed with the name of the station.

We have launched the RailRadar on a pilot basis and later on it will be a permanent feature, the official said.

The new website has many new features which will not only provide the running status of trains but will also help you track the exact location of trains across the country.
Source - Economictimes

Railways request public participation in Kozhikode station celebrations

MANGALORE: Railways have decided to celebrate the commemorative 125th year of Kozhikode Railway station during January 2013.

As the part of the celebrations, Palakkad division is planning to conduct an exhibition by showcasing history and heritage of railways' development particularly on Kozhikode and Malabar area. The exhibition will be conducted at Kozhikode Railway Institute Building, which incidentally completes 125 years.

The public, in possession of railway related history and heritage value items are given an opportunity to participate in the exhibition. All the required assistance to display the items will be made by railways. Other public those who are having such item and unable to participate individually in the exhibition may contact and handover the items to P. Abdul Azeez, the Chairman (9746745537) or K. S. Rajesh, Sectary (9446081241) of Kozhikode Railway Institute.

Railways will make necessary arrangement to display those items. After the exhibition the items handed over will be returned safely to the parties. In addition to this one Steam locomotive will be displayed permanently in the main entrance of Kozhikode station.

In the second entry one hand operated crane and an RPF fire engine will be displayed permanently.

Source - Times of India

 

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