With ‘eDrishti’, Minister can monitor railway punctuality, earnings

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Thursday unveiled a software that will help Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to keep a track of punctuality of trains as well as freight and passenger earnings – and much more – from anywhere in the country.

The ‘eDrishti’ software has been developed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) to help the Minister keep track of all information related to Indian Railways, one of the world’s largest rail networks.

A senior Railway Ministry official told IANS that the Minister can track any information with just a click of the mouse — whether from his office or while on the move.

The Minister will know at any given point of time the day’s freight and passenger earnings, freight loading and unloading, punctuality, progress of major projects, public grievances, the movement of trains across the country, details of railway stations and much more.

The software has also been connected with the base kitchens of the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) as many complaints comes regarding the quality of food served on trains.

Through live video, the Minister will be able to monitor the goings on in IRCTC kitchens.

The new software will also provide the live status of reserved and unreserved passengers travelling on trains besides providing the exact location of trains at any point of time.



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