Indian Railways is the world’s fourth largest rail network in the world. Indian choose railways over any other means of transport from traveling from one place to another and this has led to more than 7,000 railway stations across whole India and more than 25 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of freight is handled every days by Indian Railways. Since 1951 Indian Railways were nationalized as one unit and thereby it became the largest rail network web in the world.
Indian Railways from time to time has evolved their technologies to make the journey, booking, traveling better. Introducing Duronto Trains, fast trains and AC trains; Indian Railways is certainly making their way to make the services better. By sitting online on web you can find the train schedules, arrivals, departures, and current status and book tickets on the go. These online sources allows users to plan your trip, check out fare, check train between stations, read rules, arrival/departure and running status.
The smartphones have become so much capable enough and Indian Railways is making it easier to make the railways information available on the mobile itself. Android based mobile phones too can be used to access updated information on train schedules, arrivals and departures timings through various applications available.
Listed here are the top applications on Android according to their usage and importance.
Application # 1 : Indian Railway Schedule
The Indian Railway Schedule provides the information to the users on the trains arrival and departure timings and their schedule. This application through simple and intuitive interface make it easy to search out for the trains. This application is developed by AppKettle and this has been tested on the various Android mobile phones. You can get the train status of the next 24 hours. To get the train running status information you just need to type in the station name and the train number along with the date of the journey and then hit ‘Get Schedule’ and in the next page you will be shown with the schedule. The train running status information is updated every 10 minutes.
- Simple and Intuitive interface
- Allows users to select station by their codes
- Display all the trains passing via selected station
- Updated every 10 minutes
This application receives 4.5 / 5 star rating and it’s freely available at Android Apps Labs for download on your mobile phone.