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Posted: Jan 04 2018 (14:06)
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Other NewsJan 04 2018 (01:59) Railways to install GPS devices on 2,700 electric locomotives
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NEW DELHI: In a bid to provide real time train information, the government plans to install GPS devices on over 2,700 electric locomotives by December 2018, Parliament was told on Wednesday.
“Railway Ministry in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is implementing Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS) which involves tracking of train by placing GPS/GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation System) based devices on locomotives,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
“In Phase one, the RTIS project will cover about 2,700 electric locomotives...
GPS is a great tool which can not only provide real time information but can also be utilized to enable satellite based signalling and train warning/protection system. IR should try to exploit other advantages also out of these GPS devices.
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