New Delhi: The Railway Ministry informed Parliament on November 27 that additional funds have been sanctioned in 2019 for installation of Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS) in 6,000 more locomotives, both passenger and goods.
- Replying to a query in the Lok Sabha, Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal said, the RTIS project is being executed by the CRIS (Centre for Railway Information System), an IT arm of the ministry, in collaboration with ISRO.
- It is primarily used for acquisition of train movement data, including that of arrival, departure, run-through timings at stations on its route.
- Mr. Piyush Goyal said,’The automatic acquisition of the train running data by the RTIS system 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.’
- Presently, the system is installed in 1,594 passenger locomotives and 1,055 goods locos.
- As the RTIS devices have been installed in locomotives, the trains hauled by such locomotives get tracked through this system.
The zone-wise details of installation of RTIS device in the passenger and goods train locomotives till 20.11.2019, are as under:
|Zone||Number of Passenger Locomotives||Number of Goods Locomotives|
|East Coast Railway||53||140|
|East Central Railway||89||76|
|North Central Railway||44||71|
|South Central Railway||146||127|
|South East Central Railway||50||14|
|South Eastern Railway||121||157|
|West Central Railway||181||116|