Indian Railways has launched an Overhead Equipment (OHE) Inspection app which will help in minimizing the train delays and long waits due to technical snags. The app has been rolled out on an all over India basis.
On 1 July 2020 for the first time in the history of Indian Railways, 100% punctuality of trains was achieved as 201 trains arrived at their destination at the right time. The previous best was 99.54% on 23rd May 2020.
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About OHE app:
- The Overhead Equipment (OHE) app will monitor the overhead wire in real-time and if there are any defects in it, it will alert the Indian Railways.
- Global Positioning System (GPS) based tracking of the patrolman. Real-time capturing of Overhead Equipment defects and provision of taking Photographs. Exception alerts to the Indian Railways.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Union Minister for Railways: Piyush Goyal.
- Railway Board Chairman: V K Yadav.