Indian Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda presented the Railway Budget of 2014-2015. Highlights of the Railway Budget 2014 - 2015 included IT Initiatives including Revamping Reservation System and Transparency and System Improvements.
Details of the New Technology in the Budget are under.
|Railway Budget 2014 -15 IT Initiatives|
- Revamping Railway Reservation System in to Next Generation E-Ticketing System.
- E-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minutes to allow 1,20,000 simultaneous users.
- Augmentation of Coin operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machines
- Provision of platform tickets and unreserved tickets over internet.
- Shift towards large scale Integrated computerization of major functions of Indian Railways to take place.
- Paperless offices in Indian Railways in 5 years.
- Wi-fi Services in A1 and A category stations and in select trains.
- Real-time tracking of trains and rolling stock.
- Mobile based Wakeup Call System for passengers.
- Mobile based Destination Arrival Alert.
- Station Navigation Information System.
- Extension of Dual Display Fare Repeaters at all the Ticket Counters through PPP.
- Digital reservation charts at Stations (Bangalore model).
- Extension of Computerized Parcel Management System.
- Extension of logistics support to various e-commerce Companies by providing designated pick-up centres at identified Stations.
- Providing education to children of Railway staff at remote locations through Railtel OFC (optical fibre cable) network.
- GIS mapping and Digitisation of Railway land.