SENSEX NIFTY
Jan 04, 2013, 05.09 PM IST | Source: PTI

Rail passengers can now view fog affected areas on portal

With train services hit due to fog in Northern states, Railways have made the train enquiry platform much more interactive helping passengers view the fog affected areas and check the affected stations.

Rail passengers can now view fog affected areas on portal

With train services hit due to fog in Northern states, Railways have made the train enquiry platform much more interactive helping passengers view the fog affected areas and check the affected stations. The fog related information is a further improvement from the last time when the live status of the affected trains was introduced in the portal.

With the addition of the new feature, passengers view the white patches on the Google map which are the fog affected areas. "Travellers can quickly search if their train has been affected by fog, and even check out the exact sections of the route where the fog has caused the delays. "The view also displays each station within the fog-affected route, the details of which are displayed by a mouse," said a statement.

The site is powered by RailYatri in association with Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). The map is accessible on laptops and even Internet enabled handsets. Substantial number of trains are daily affected by fog, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi and Punjab where delays can be up to 24 hours.

"Such seamless flow of information on fog delays would help a significant number of such travellers plan their journey better," said. Based on this experimentation, RailYatri could also provide data about other disturbances which affect train operations.

ADS BY GOOGLE

video of the day

All portents good; optimistic for next few Diwali's: Damani

Explore Moneycontrol

Copyright © e-Eighteen.com Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of news articles, photos, videos or any other content in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of moneycontrol.com is prohibited.