NEW DELHI, 3rd March (PTI) There is a need for rapid transformation of India’s railways using artificial intelligence and quantum computing technology, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday.
At a seminar on “Reshaping Indian Railways Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics for Integrated Transport,” Vaishnaw said the national transport company should lead the change by using the latest technologies and innovations.
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The seminar is part of the technical conferences organized for different sectors, the minister said.
“There is a need for rapid transformation of Indian Railways using AI and quantum computing technology. The country needs rapid change to keep up with the rest of the world and Indian Railways should lead the change by introducing the latest technologies and innovations,” said Vaishnaw.
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“This government is clear in its aim of doing clear focus, intention, flexibility, open-mindedness and determination to do things that are ‘desh ke hit mein aur Railways ke hit mein’,” he added.
During the seminar, the executive director of the Center For Railway Information Systems (CRIS) informed that the center has been working with the Indian Space Research Organization for live tracking of trains as part of the Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) project.
It will help railways to run trains efficiently. Satcom and Satnav-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed on the trains, the official said.
Presentations were made during the seminar on topics related to data analysis and its application to decision-making in the Indian railway and logistics sector, data analysis and journey of Indian railways, according to a statement by the railway.
The seminar is a significant initiative that recognizes the importance of innovation and technology in providing an efficient and reliable transportation system, it said.
The integration of data analytics can play a crucial role in transforming the railway network and addressing the various challenges faced by railways, it said.
The Ministry of Railways also operated a special train between Delhi’s Nizamuddin railway station and Chattisgarh’s Durg to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
Under the program, special outlets known as Janaushadhi Kendras will be opened to offer generic drugs at affordable prices.
For this service, the Chattissgarh Samparkranti has been vinyl wrapped and during its 1,278km journey the train will make 184 stops.
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