What is the Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) project?

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Overview:

The Indian Railways is collaborating with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) under the Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) project.

About Real Time Train Information System (RTIS) project:

  • RTIS devices that use satellite imagery are being installed on the trains to automatically acquire its “movement timing at the stations, including that of arrival and departure or run-through”.
  • These timings get automatically plotted on the control chart of those trains in the Control Office Application (COA) system.
  • The project is executed by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
  • RTIS is developed in collaboration with ISRO. ISRO has launched GSAT satellites that have GAGAN payloads for tracking the movement of trains.
  • Applications of RTIS:
    • RTIS gives mid-section updates with a periodicity of 30 seconds.
    • The Train Control can now track the location and speed of RTIS-enabled locomotives/train more closely, without any manual intervention.
    • It allows passengers to get the real-time location or train running status of a train on their smartphone.

 


Q1) What is the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS)?

CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) is an organization under Ministry of Railways. CRIS is a unique combination of competent IT professionals and experienced Railway personnel enabling it to successfully deliver complex Railway IT systems in core areas. Since its inception, CRIS is developing/maintaining softwares for the following key functional areas of the Indian Railways.

Source: Indian Railways ties up with ISRO for real-time train tracking