New Delhi: Real-time Train Information System (RTIS) project is being executed by Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS), which is an Information Technology arm of the Ministry of Railways, in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
It is primarily used for acquisition of train movement data, including that of arrival, departure and run-through timings at the stations in the route. As the RTIS devices have been installed in locomotives, the trains hauled by such locomotives get tracked through this system.
RTIS devices were installed in 1,594 passenger locomotives and 1,055 goods locomotives till 20 October, i.e. a total of 2,654 trains. Moreover, additional funds for the installation of RTIS in 6,000 more locomotives (both passenger and goods) have been sanctioned this year.
The automatic acquisition of the train running data by RTIS helps in improving the efficiency of train control, dissemination of accurate train running information to the passengers and freight customers, and emergency messaging between locomotive and control centre.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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