Indian Railways to install GPS in around 2,700 trains by December 2018

Published on : Monday, January 8, 2018

trainThe government plans to install GPS devices on 2700 electric locomotives by December 2018 to provide real-time train information.



It was stated by Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to the Lok Sabha  that the Railway Ministry and ISRO have collaborated to install Real-Time Train Information System (RTIS) to track trains.



It was reported that Phase-1 of the project would be covering 2,700 locomotives and the expected time of installing GPS devices will be December 2018.



He further added that a a reliable and high-level accuracy of about 99.3% of real-time reporting of arrival and departure timing updates have been observed that will meet up the RTIS requirements.


Real-time GPS information is an excellent tool will help in maintain a tight schedule and avoid delays.



It was noted that trials for this system have already been conducted on the New-Delhi-Guwahati, and New-Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani trains on six electric locomotives.

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