The Indian Railway Ministry has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The agreement will leverage the space technology for providing the passenger information in all trains. With the help of this tie up Railways will assets and help the new route alignments.
The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed on Thursday with the objective of developing applications in the field of remote sensing and graphic information system to provide information such as train stoppages, real-time train tracking, survey of new rail route alignments in hilly and difficult terrain.
Officials said that Mr. Manoj Sinha, the minister of state for Railways has also requested ISRO to organize a study to find the ways to ensure smooth rail traffic during the foggy season. This will be a big achievement for Railways as Railways come to a standstill during winter days.
At present during disaster, Indian Railways uses space technology to provide connectivity to passenger reservation counters, unreserved ticketing system in remote areas, and emergency communication using satellite phones.
Extra Info :
Railways Minister : Mr. Suresh Prabhu
ISRO Founder : Vikram Sarabhai
ISRO Headquarter : Bangaluru
So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Which ministry has tied up with ISRO for route surveys ?
2. Expand the term ISRO ?
3. Who is the founder of ISRO ?