Railway Reforms

Railways ties with ISRO for route surveys

  1. Why? To leverage space technology for providing passenger information in all trains, map railway assets and help survey new route alignments
  2. Context: Railway Ministry requested ISRO to conduct a study to find ways to ensure smooth rail traffic during the foggy season
  3. At present, Indian Railways uses space technology
  4. To provide connectivity to passenger reservation counters, unreserved ticketing system in remote areas, and emergency communication using satellite phones during disaster

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