ISRO to help put railway safety back on track

  1. The Indian Railways will join hands with the ISRO to get online satellite imagery for improving safety and enhancing efficiency.
  2. A massive exercise of GIS mapping of the entire rail route and assets will be taken up using geo-spatial technology.
  3. The technology will involve GPS, GIS, and remote sensing.
  4. The technology will come in handy during accidents to ascertain the exact location of trains and the topography.
  5. The satellite images will be used for geo-fencing of stations for the paperless ticketing system.
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