Oct 21, 2011

Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation


Indian Railways Launches Real Time Train Tracking Service - Simran

Indian Railways’ launched Simran project (Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation) that involves digital mapping of stations.

The Rs. 100 Crore project, in partnership with IIT Kanpur enables passengers to know the exact position of a train by sending an SMS. The GPS device will help tracking down the exact location of the train and also monitor the train’s speed.

The project Simran is now live (http://simran.in/) and user gets train position by send SMS to any of the following mobile numbers.

SIMRAN: Data Available

The data this service offers is:
  1. Train Speed
  2. Closest Station , Next Stop.
  3. Train status (Late/Before Time/Approaching).


SMS Format

You can send SMS to 09415213409 or 09415213493 with the following format:

T 2004; {To know the current location of train 2004}

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