Visualize the region level activity of Indian Railways for different time periods

The largest transport network in India, the railways, is divided into seventeen zones. The north, south, east and west divisions initiated operations in the nineteenth century. Each zone functions as a regional head coordinating with the other zones for smooth functioning of the transport system. The northern and western zones have the largest number of stations followed by the southern zone. While the most populous regions are the northern, north eastern and north central zone, with a minimum of 300 trains passing through its junctions per day, the activity of trains vary across the country from day to day, time to time in accordance with population, geography and utility . We have tried to capture in the Heat map the concentration of trains traversing across the country at a particular hour.


One can select the time and day from the box in the top right. Click (Generate Heat Map) to get a visualization of the activity of stations. Red shade denotes highly dense activity; yellow denotes moderate activity and green denotes sparse activity.

For e.g. between 20 hours and 22 hours on Sunday, one can note red shades in northern, north central, north eastern and southern zones in pockets. Also, from regions where the train’s journey commences, one can notice increased activity in those areas. Use the depature and arrival radio buttons to switch between departure and arrival data views.

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