Some Amazing Changes in Indian Railways

Indian Railways

Indian Railways has always been a great part of India. The Railways has been enhancing the lifestyles of people. Whether office goers, businessmen, college students, daily wagers or any other individual; everybody is making the most of Indian Railways.

The foremost passenger train in India ran between Bombay and Thane on 16 April 1853. It was a 14-carriage train and it was hauled by three steam locomotives: Sahib, Sindh and Sultan. Since then trains have been running in the realm of India. In the present day world, Indian railways have been going strength to strength. You can find advanced changes taking place and new technologies getting introduced. Whether the platforms like IRCTC or easy to access applications, everything is connecting the passengers with the variety of facilities offered by Indian Railways. Anyhow, have a look at some of the happenings in the Indian Railways.

The IT projects have been advancing Indian Railways. Have a look below:

Unreserved Ticketing System: UTS

Began with a launch of a pilot project in the year 2002 at Northern Railways and is presently implemented to handle nearly six thousand locations and ninety percent of the total tickets sold every day. This has eased not just availability of ticket at all-time replacing SPTM but even management of unreserved travel information.

Passenger Reservation System

You know reserved travel by Indian Railways has been enabled by the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) making a beginning in the year 1988-89. PRS caters reservation services to almost 2.2 million passengers a single day on more than 2500 trains running across the country.

Control Office Automation

The train operation over Indian Railways gets monitored and checked via a Control office located in every Division. The charting of train run was done with a colour pen and a scale with manual calculation of distance, time and other parameters. With mechanization implemented, the controller just feeds the timings of passing a station and charting gets done automatically. All performance parameters including average speed, punctuality, GTKM, NTKM and PKM and so on are worked out right away.

Freight Operation Information System

The Indian Railways carry more than 1.1 billion metric tons of payloads every single year with around five thousand freight trains daily.  The Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) was the foremost project that CRIS embarked upon. In fact, the formation of CRIS is a by-product of this move in the mid-eighties. FOIS was started as a check to track and monitor the movement of locomotives, wagons, and unit trains. In the present time, it is a full management module for freight trains tackling the billing and revenue collections as well.

So, right from train booking to availing any information, everything has become simpler and efficient. Whether you travel by sleeper compartment or any general one too, you would find a great difference. It is just your lack of knowledge that is keeping you away from appreciating the deeds of Indian Railways.

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