Indian Railway launches SIMRAN to monitor train movement.

Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation (SIMRAN) is a Rs.100 crore project launched by Indian Railways partnered with IIT-Kanpur. This facilitates the passengers to know the exact position of the running train by just sending a SMS through mobile phones.

SIMRAN uses Global Positioning System(GPS) to track the exact position and speed of the train. This would be more reliable compared to the conventional manual monitoring.

This project in its prima facie covers 36 trains including the important ones like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. Within next 18 months, SIMRAN is expected to be installed in all trains except local trains and suburbans.

Check out for getting the real time information about current Train position, Train speed and Next Hault.

Mobile Number to which SMS needs be send is 09415213409 or 09415213493 in the following format:

T 1234; {To know the current location of train 1234}