How to Find Exact Live Train Status using Mobile Phones?

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Published: 06th February 2017
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We live in an age of information flow. Information is readily available about everything, whenever and wherever needed (unless it is really confidential). But, hardly can these phrases be related to Indian Railways. In this age, every traveller has the right to learn about his/her location when travelling. But Indian railways do not have this mechanism. The rail running schedule is updated only when a train reaches a major station. There is no way to learn the exact location of the train anywhere between two major stations.

RailYatri is making an effort to bridge this information gap with an Android app. This smart rail travel app gives many unique information and insights that make the travels safer and hassle free. RailYatri can be considered a well thought out live train status app. When a passenger is travelling on a train there is an array of questions that run through the mind. The questions such as - How far have I travelled? How far am I from the destination? How late is my train? Which stations are up coming? All these questions are relevant and their answers lie in the proper tracking of train running status. With the RailYatri app you can find accurate answers to all these queries along with various other insights.

There is also an option in this live train status app, whereby you can share your exact location information to friends and relatives using messenger app - WhatsApp. So, your relatives or friends can stay updated and need not worry when you are travelling. Some RailYatri app users even find this location information sharing feature very cool and trendy. Another impressive feature of this app is: you need not be on a particular train to view its live train running status on mobile. You can save a particular Train name/number and get updated status report on it.

How to use the Live Train Status Feature?

Download the RailYatri app from Google Play Store by using the link: or give a missed call on: 8080809551.
In the Menu of the Home Screen there is an option for "Live Train Status". Click on this option.
Enter the Train name/number next and select whether you are currently travelling on this train or not.
Once you have made all the selections, the app will display live journey details such as source and destination stations, distance travelled so far and the distance remaining. The app also shows the train running time, whereby you get an idea whether the train is on time, before time or delayed.
RailYatri also allows the users to share their live train status with the loved ones through the WhatsApp sharing. Use the "Share on WhatsApp" button to share your information.
There is a Live GPS Tracking facility in the app. This feature will enable the users to learn about their exact location and the remaining distance accurately.
You can learn about the Live Train Status for any train even when you are not travelling on it. When you click on "I'm not on this train", the app uses last status update of the train to provide the information. Though it is not inch-perfect, but relevant all the same!
You can click on "Upcoming Stations ETA" to learn about the upcoming stations and their estimated arrival times.
Users can also click on the "Track this train on Map" to explore the real time interactive map of the train's route.
If you want to know about other trains nearby which may pass by soon, just click on "Other trains nearby".
Booking for likeable and hygienic food from the train's compartment is now feasible with the RailYatri app. End your food woes by clicking on "Book a tasty meal".
While booking food, you have to share your phone number, train name/number, berth number and your order will be booked. Food will be delivered under Cash on Delivery mode of payment.
If you want to receive daily updates for a specific train, then click on "Commuter on this train?" and all the relevant information related to the train will be available at the Home screen.

Now, you know why RailYatri has received more than 1 million downloads within such a small time. It is an interactive app, made from the perspectives of railway passengers. This is not only a live train status app, but much more.

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