Indian Railways Aims Big Transformation with Automation
2019 was a great year for the Indian Railways as no deaths happened due to accidents. The authority has noticed significant changes in five areas: passenger experience, bringing in various trend-sets, freight logistics, manufacturing and maintaining the environment. But this is a new decade and the thing called “Automation” will pave its way into various fields. That’s why Indian Railways is aiming to bring more advanced Automation Technology into their systems.
Inderjeet Singh, Chief Mechanical Engineer of Modern Coach Factory (Raebereilly), spoke about the smart coach initiative and importance of sensory data for operational efficiency, passenger safety, and on-time performance. In this regard, the Indian Railways has successfully tested Skylo connectivity on the Rajdhani and Shatabdi coaches for the past six months alerts and sensor data. This new technology is being implemented on new coaches manufactured at Modern Coach Factory.
Mr Anil Vij, Director (Technical), RITES said that automation in rolling stock is being conducted by Indian Railways and asset management practices are increasingly becoming automated.
Mr Rajaji Meshram, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP stated that the focus of rolling stock needs to be shifted from mechanical engineering to adopt transformational technologies today, making Smart Yard, Smart Coaches, and Industry 4.0 the buzz word in Railways.
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