Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to boost the vision of Digital India, three applications for strengthening IT enablement of railways for proper monitoring of projects have been launched.

The new applications includes:

CRS Sanction Management System: It’s an important aspect in construction, maintenance and up-gradation of railway assets. Under the online application, all works pertaining to level crossings (closure, manning, shifting etc.) and minor bridges can be monitored. Further modules under development in this application are increase of speed over Turnouts & Loop Lines, inspection of new lines and doubling etc.

This will ensure expeditious preparation and processing of cases for CRS Sanction, effective monitoring of compliance of observations raised by the CRS, On-Line Repository of circulars/check-lists/guidelines related to CRS Sanction and Managerial reports to monitor the cases, comparative performance.

Rail-road crossing GAD approval system: This project for online e-Governance platform was developed by Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to expedite preparation, processing & approval of General Agreement Drawings (GADs) related to construction of Road Over Bridges (ROB)/Road Under Bridges (RUB). It has been running successfully since 2014. Now, a module has been developed to cover cases of construction of ROBs/RUBs for States & UTs also.

The accountability of Railways and State Governments/UTs is fixed to each stage for approval of proposals. The project will ensure better and real time coordination between the stakeholders (Railways/States). Besides, it will also facilitates users to get proposal status through mail and SMS at each stage, complete proposal is targeted to be approved in maximum of 60 days.

TMS for construction: This application has been developed for new assets being constructed by the construction/project organisation. The assets master data can now be regularly filled during the stage of construction and completion of assets, by the construction officials before itself final scrutiny and test check by the open line officials. Through the application, data can be validated and corrected at source. Fact checking/ verification of data will also be easier.