Railway Reforms

[pib] E-Drishti Software


Mains Paper 3: Economy | Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways, etc.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: E-Drishti

Mains level: Ensuring punctuality of Railways


  • An ‘e-Drishti’ interface has been unveiled for the Union Railway Ministry.

E-Drishti Software

  1. The E-Drishti software is developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).
  2. This software includes an interface which provides summary information on punctuality of trains for the previous day.
  3. There is also an interface which provides information on current train running on the Indian Railway network.
  4. In addition, there are interfaces providing details of freight earning, freight loading and passenger earnings for the previous day & month and cumulative for the year, in comparison to the corresponding period of the previous year.

A punctuality drive

  1. Punctuality of passenger carrying trains is being also monitored rigorously to improve punctuality performance on a daily basis at Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board levels.
  2. To ensure running of trains right time when pairing trains are running late, scratch rakes are inducted and rakes are standardized to the extent operationally feasible.
  3. Besides, punctuality drives are launched from time to time and staff involved in train operations is sensitized.
  4. In addition, Zonal Railways have also been advised to have better coordination with Civil and Police authorities of states to deal with situations arising out of law and order problems.
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