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.
IT :: Railway Budget 2014 -15
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. 

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