Apr 10, 2013

Indian Railways Carry 1009.73 Million tonnes of Freight during Fiscal 2012-13


Indian Railways have carried 1009.73 million tonnes of revenue earning freight traffic during the financial year 2012-13. The freight carried shows an increase of 39.95 million tonnes over the freight traffic of 969.78 million tonnes actually carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.12 per cent. 

During the month of March 2013, the revenue earning freight traffic carried by Indian Railways was 98.20 million tonnes. There is an increase of 4.35 million tonnes over the actual freight traffic of 93.85 million tonnes carried by the Indian Railways during the same period last year, showing an increase of 4.64 per cent.

Source - PIB

Real Train Info System gaining popularity



Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, April 8
Real Train Information System (RTIS), used for accurate train tracking, has been gaining popularity as it provides much required service to the train passengers.

The Indian Railways has launched the Real Train Information System (RTIS) for public in October 2011. Some private service providers are also providing the same facility in mobile apps which show the running status of trains.

With the emerging of mobile apps, now passengers are able to track any train on mobile phones. Railway officials at every railway station give inputs for this service. They have to tell verbally to the RTIS centres.

According to the railway officials, the railway master informs the RTIS centres on phone about the arrival and departure time of trains.

"In the era of information technology, every second is worthwhile. The RTIS is an advanced technique which provides accurate information about the trains. Railways is getting good response of this application," said Ravinder Sharma, Station Supervisor.

"When a train departures from the station, we inform to the RTIS centre at Ferozepur. They update the status on the live route chart which is connected with satellite. Passengers can track it online within seconds," added Sharma.

Rajat Kumar, a local resident, "I often use this application to locate the train. It is very useful application. Earlier, we used to call railway inquiry to get the information. But now, we can easily track any of the trains. I left my place according to the information. It saves times as I had to sit idle at the Railway Station waiting for the arrival of the train."
Source - tribune india

 

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