Major IT Initiative: Railways to have Software for Faster Data Collection and Analysis

Indian Rail, indian railway, indian railways pnr status, IRCTC App, irctc seat availability, rail info, Railways app,
Railways today undertook a major IT initiative for an integrated software, considered a “game changer”, which can optimise about Rs 50,000 crore for the national carrier over the years. The integrated software IR-OneICT, a first-of-its-kind for Railways, will enable data collection at sources with minimum handling and become a single source of validated and authentic information for the rail sector. It is estimated to cost about Rs 5,000 crore over the next five years. “We are working on an integrated, comprehensive strategy to leverage IT for improvements in systems, processes, enhance efficiency,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here at the Digital Railway for Digital India conference in association with Nasscom here.
Though Railways have many stand-alone software developed for various purposes, an attempt has been made to develop an integrated software for data collection and analysis in the fastest possible time. “Our policies have led to a piecemeal approach in IT. We have now initiated for an integrated one and it will be the game changer which can according to the industry optimise Rs 50,000-60,000 crore for railways,” Prabhu said.
The proposed integrated software envisages timely availability of actionable information for authorised persons at place of use and enable improved data analysis and usage. Prabhu said the conference was part of a series of discussions being held to consult sector experts, external stakeholders to deliberate on infusion of IT in all aspects of Indian Railways’ functioning. “ICT will cover all the aspects, including cost analysis, attendance, accounting, asset management, medical management and land management of the Railways,” he said.
Better capacity and asset utilisation would help the Railways run more trains, carry more freight, provide better and reliable services to passengers, increase its revenues and make its operations more safe. “Some routes are not profitable but socially necessary, on other routes though there is demand not many trains run on that route so it can be captured which can lead to revenue gain. So this can be a building block for informed decision making,” the Railways Minister said.
New Courtsey: The Financial Express


Irctc App, Irctc, indian railways, indian railways inquiry, indian railways enquiry, indian railways train status, rail info app, rly enquiry, ntes, indian railways pnr, PNR Status, indian railways pnr status, rail info, irctc seat availability, india rail info, irctc availability, rail ticket booking app


Powered by Blogger.