Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Friday between Indian Railways and public sector telecom firm RailTel for implementing the e-office system aimed at digitising the work of the national transporter. Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal, launched 3 projects which will enhance passenger experience and modernise Indian Railways.
690 stations of the country will be decorated with decorated with more lighted LED lights like the airports and the next Ganesh Chaturthi, apart from the Halt stations, to facilitate WiFi on all the stations.
RailTel, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, has taken up the work of implementing the e-office system for Indian Railways, an official statement said.
An e-office project is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the national e-governance programme of the government.
The project aims to usher in more efficient, effective and transparent inter-government and intra-government transactions and processes, the statement said.
Piyush Goyal announced that all Mountain Railways of Indian Railways will now have Vistadome Coaches. The latest addition of Vistadome coach is in Nilgiri Mountain Railway. The Minister added that given the positive feedback to this initiative of Indian Railways, order for hundred Vistadome coaches has been given to the concerned production unit of Indian Railways.
Speaking about Station illumination project, Goyal said that to impart airport like look to the station, 190 stations have been illuminated with LED lighting. This will also ensure better security of the passengers. He also informed that 500 Railway stations have been identified for illumination at par with Airport standard.
- Illumination of stations-
As part of its endeavour to provide facilities at Railway Stations at par with ‘Airport standards’, Indian Railways has taken initiative to improve illumination at its Railway Stations at par with ‘Airport standards’. Out of 190 Stations (which were either State Capitals or Million Cities or cities of strategic/religious/tourist importance) selected for improvement in illumination level at par with ‘Airport standards’, till date 100 stations have already been upgraded and work at other Stations is going on at a rapid pace. They are also likely to be completed by April, 2019.
- Vistadome Coaches
Indian Railways has a number of scenically beautiful routes. Vistadome coaches have been designed to provide a panoramic view of the passengers while enhancing their travelling comfort on these routes. These coaches have large windows on the sides and glass panels on the roof to provide a better viewing experience.
Three vistadome coaches are running between Dadar and Madgoan, in Araku Valley and in Kashmir Valley. Four hill railways have already been provided with vistadome coaches as well. In total 13 vistadome coaches are presently available: Darjeeling Railway – 4 coaches, Kalka Shimla Railway – 2 coaches, Kangra Valley Railway – 1 coach, Matheran Hill Railway – 1 coach.
- e-office project
An e-office project is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Programme of the Government of India. The project aims to usher in more efficient, effective and transparent inter-government and intra-government transactions and processes. Indian Railways will now shift from manual filing system to E-office for its day to day activities to bring transparency and efficiency in functioning.
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