Thursday, June 26, 2008

Buggy Screens from The Indian Railways?

I used to commute between Alleppey and Ernakulam daily and The site which I check for he train timings is trainenquiry.com and this website is designed and developed by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems). Last day i was checking for trains passing through alappuzha and I was amazed at the esult. There was an indefinite delay express(check the last entry in the picture![click to enlarge!]). That data must have been a test data and the developers forgot to remove the same after testing. I will be mailing this to them as well so that they can remove the same.

Over all the site is good. But have minor faults like these.. and yeah there is no information on Ernakulam Junction station as well.. when I choose that station it always says "Sorry no train is Arriving on the selected station in a given time frame (24hours). Please try again!", and the fact is that the ernakulam Junction, or Ernakulam South (Or simply South) is one of the busiest stations in Kerala. Is someone hearing?


1 comments:

vivek said...

Yes you are right the you can search all the trains including passenger and suburban trains except trains of Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Howrah suburban trains.

You can not see the seat availability position in this website. you can see the current running status of the all the trains. while going through this website i have noticed that it has lots of double entry and wrong data like spelling mistake in the train names and train numbers also are wrong in so many cases. the most interesting thing i have seen that it shows the trains which not exist. the pages has not been updated from last 3 years except the train data all the pages are showing very old data which is giving it a bad name. the same thing we can say for this site also it also has the same problem which indianrail.gov.in have . you must know the train running date, train number, train name , station code, to get the information but here you have a drop menu box to choose the station name if you type 3 first correct word and then you can choose the station name. the other pages except the train data does not have any impact on the website.


But if you visit http://www.indiantrains.org/

The better way to search Indian trains looks great and it open fast, no pop-up, user friendly. Every information in a single page. This concept is good and some of the features like calendar, train running day has not come in a single website in this reviews. the most important features i have seen in this site that if the user does not know the station code then also he can see all the trains and it is only website which have a drop menu box for the important station from where you can choose the station name and also it has a date calendar from you can choose the date and it show the running day of the train so that you can know which day of the week this train is running. the other most important feature I have seen in this website that it show the train which does not have the reservation coach for the benefit of the user and they are showing the passenger train also which is also not available in any website. This site will enable the users to search train route and compare fares of most of the trains in India.

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