Year 2021 has been a ‘Year of Major Transformation’ for Indian Railways

What is the News?

The Ministry of Railways has taken several initiatives in the year 2021.

Initiatives taken by Railways

Safety: Zero passenger fatalities since April 2019. Total 22 consequential accidents compared to 14 during 2020-21 & 48 during 2019-20 in the same period.

Infrastructure Progress: Highest ever Capital allocation has been made for infrastructure development during FY 21-22.

Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal Policy: Under this, different modes of transportation will be integrated seamlessly with the railway transportation network.

Kisan Rail: The first Kisan Rail Service was flagged off between Devlali (Maharashtra) and Danapur (Bihar)

RDSO becomes the first Standard Developing Organisation (SDO) in India 

HMIS (Hospital Management Information System) on IR

Bharat Gaurav- Theme Based Trains

Rani Kamalapati (WCR) station

Unified Vendor Approval Module (UVAM): It is a digitization initiative of Indian Railways through which all the activities related to the approval of vendors have been digitized.

End of Train Telemetry (EoTT): It is a cutting-edge technology for the operation of the train without Brake Van on an automated system. It will eliminate the requirement of the Brake Van (the last vehicle of a goods train meant for guard) and perform all safety functions, till now performed by Guard for safe operations of freight trains.

Source: This post is based on the article Year 2021 has been a ‘Year of Major Transformation’ for Indian Railwayspublished in PIB on 17th January 2022.

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