Technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence are being used for the modernization of Signalling systems. Remote Condition Based Monitoring using non-intrusive sensors, Data Logger system, Electronic Interlocking Stations, Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC), are being introduced. The use of this technology enables the prediction of signaling asset failures and enhances the reliability of the Signalling System. Further, MTRC based on Long Term Evolution (LTE-4G) is planned to be extended to cover all major routes over Indian Railways. LTE over Indian Railways will work as the backbone of train control & train protection system and will provide secure, always available, and reliable voice, video, and data communication services to support the communication needs for operational and other requirements of Rail Network. Indian Railways is also working on various wayside fault detection technologies which are based on the internet of Things, big data, and artificial intelligence to improve safety, punctuality, and line capacity. Some of the specifications based on these technologies like Smart Yard, Machine Vision-Based Inspection System, Hot Axle and Hot wheel Detector System, Bogie Condition Monitoring System & Wheel Impact Load Detector System have already been issued. These and other new-age technologies capture train running information & update Control Office Application automatically at the central server to provide real-time status of arrival and departure of trains to provide information to improve safety, punctuality, and line capacity of train operations.
₹ 30 crores have been allocated in FY 2020-2021.
Two(2) B.Tech courses and six(6) Master's programs shall be introduced in AY 2020-2021.
Research, Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) is focusing on research and development work in coordination with academia and industry to improve Railway operation. MoUs with eminent Institutes viz. IIT/Chennai, IIT/Kanpur, IIT/Roorkee, University of Mumbai, and IIT/Kharagpur have also been signed to boost research and development work to improve overall operations of the Indian Railways. A Centre of Excellence on Next General Transportation Systems to develop activity in research, education & training, knowledge transfer, etc. has been launched in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, UK. Development of several new Technologies like TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System), Fog Pass, Fog Vision, Online Monitoring of Rolling Stock, etc. have been taken up.
This press release is based on the information given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Source: Press Release
Release ID: 1606972
Ministry of Railways
Date: March 18, 2020