Railways joins hands with TERI to study impact of bio-toilets
New Delhi: India is expected to have its High Speed Train by 2022. Indian Railways is considering the year 2019 as the dawn of new era of technology and customer satisfaction. Railways in India has been serving the nation now for over 150 years and now moving to the next level of its performance. Four major segments in innovation would be passengers, freight, production and environment and there will be all round improvement in the services of Railways. This was disclosed by Rajesh Agrawal, Member Rolling Stock, Railway Board and Ex-officio Secretary to Govt of India while inaugurating the Seminar on "Powering India through Innovation and Technology in Railways "organized at Exporail India 2019- International Exhibition for Railway Technology, Equipment & Services.
India, having the fourth largest Rail network in the world has given massive push to capacity augmentation by commissioning strategic projects like Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs), Agrawal further added.
Induction and proliferation of new technologies have been decided for improved track inspection, maintenance and monitoring.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI emphasized the need of innovative approach of the entire chain to provide better services and preserving the environment. Innovative efforts in Railways must focus on what its customers want from them, he said.
Addressing the Seminar, A K Tewari, Principle Executive Director, Environment and house keeping Management, Railway Board said that technology is systematic application of scientific knowledge to a new product, process or service and product innovation is vital for competitive advantage. Bio Toilets, Clean-My-Coach SMS Services, Coach Mitra Initiatives for cleanliness in Trains and Railway stations have been taken as part of the Swachh Rail Mission, Tewari added.