Timeline

Indian Railways to introduce accident avoidance tech

27 Jun 2016

  • India is going to be the first country which will use radar and laser-based terrain-imagining vision for monitoring obstruction on railway tracks.
  • Going by the name Tri-Netra, this system will check for obstacles and barriers along railway lines and tracks.
  • All events occurring on the tracks will be recorded on this device in order to carry out post-event analysis.

Purpose

How will this help?

  • While driving, loco pilots (drivers) depend solely on visual clues and visual images besides signals, to prevent hindrances.
  • The objective of this technology is to prevent mishaps by warning the driver about potentially dangerous circumstances well in advance.
  • Visualizing danger from a reasonable distance will provide the loco pilots sufficient time to apply the brakes and thereby prevent accidents.

 

Fact

Costing

  • According to sources, “The company will quote the price as there is no existing technology presently used anywhere in the world.”

IRCTC to get a new app

07 Jan 2017

  • IRCTC plans to launch its IRCTC Rail Connect App next week.
  • This app will aid in faster booking of tickets and cater to the increasing demand of travelers to “make the ticketing App more user-friendly and faster.”
  • The passengers will be able to explore and reserve train tickets, review their current reservations or cancel them, and get forthcoming journey alerts through the app.

 

Suresh Prabhu releases 10-year energy plan for Railways

8 Jan 2017

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled a plan that would save ₹41,000 crore over 10 years.
  • This will be possible through an integrated energy management system.
  • The plan, known as Indian Railways’ Mission 41k initiative, will electrify 24,000km of railway tracks over the next 5 years by doubling the annual rate of electrification.
  • The minister said that electrification will reduce railways’ dependence on fuel.

 

IIT Professors prepare software for railway timetables

17 Feb 2017

  • A team of professors from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay came together with the Central Railways for simplifying the complex procedure of creating railway timetables.
  • The professors wrote algorithms that will enable the creation of railway schedules in five minutes.
  • They developed a software and created a periodic timetable which sidesteps various difficulties currently faced by the railways.

 

 

Aadhaar-based, cashless ticketing, integrated app: What’s new for railways

03 Mar 2017 | By ShikhaChaudhry

  • In its new business plan 2017-18, the Railways have announced steps to move towards an Aadhaar-based, cashless ticketing system.
  • Aadhaar will be compulsory for senior citizen concessions from April 1, and for registration at the IRCTC website.
  • 6,000 point-of-sale machines and 1,000 automatic ticket vending machines are set to be installed across the country.
  • A new integrated app will also be launched by May.

 

 



   "We generate wealth for the people, what comes from the people, must to the extent possible, therefore get back to the people.”-Bharat Ratna-JRD Tata VISION: TO BRING WORLD PEACE THROUGH INTERNAL TRANSFORMATION. MISSION: "TO CREATE PLATFORM FOR LINKAGE BETWEEN BOTH THE ENDS FOR CONTINUOUS SOCIAL REFORMATION" .

View details »



  • Rohit Malhotra: rohit.m@thepositivetimes.org
  • Ravi Gupta: ravi.g@thepositivetimes.org
  • Payal Bafna: 8806778679
  • Email: connect@thepositivetimes.org
Copyright © 2016-2017 All Rights Reserved by The Positive Times

Website Design By SanketSolutions

Scroll Up