Inaccuracies in furnishing arrival and departure timings at the national train inquiry system will soon be a thing of the past as the Indian Railways is all set to go high-tech with the launching of an IT-enabled control charting system (CCS).
Estimated to cost Rs 86 crores, the system will monitor and control the movement of all trains across the country.
Till now the system for announcement and departure of trains was disjointed as the data had to be fed manually, causing a considerable time gap since the information had to be passed from one station to another.
"So many times passengers did not get accurate forecast about the train movement as the system was manually fed," Madhav Pathak, Managing Director, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) told PTI.
"Now we will be able to track about 10,000 trains including those carrying freight and passengers on screen with the new system becoming operational. This will help us preparing the chart in an effective and flawless way." Currently a trial run of the new system is being carried out in Madurai and Trichy divisions as a pilot project. "We will start extending the system in phases from December to all zones of the railways," said Pathak.
The software for the system has been jointly developed by CRIS and Wipro.