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In an major initiative for business travellers, Indian Railways to introduce ‘Office on Wheels’ project, which include paperless offices and new mobile-based services .
Announcing this, Minister of Railways D V Sadananda Gowda said during the presentation of Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament, New Delhi today that in order to add best value to business travelers, the Indian Railways proposes to provide workstations in select trains on payment basis will be launched by this year.
He said that Indian Railways is also going for a computer assisted Enterprise Resource Planning Solution, so that synergy is brought in. To begin with, following initiatives will be taken up:
i) Moving towards paperless offices in Indian Railways in 5 years;
ii) Next Generation Ticket Reservation System;
iii) Wi-fi Services in all A1 and A category stations and in select trains;
iv) Real-time tracking of trains and rolling stock;
v) Mobile based Wakeup Call System for passengers;
vi) Mobile based Destination Arrival Alert;
vii) Station Navigation Information System;
viii) Extension of Dual Display Fare Repeaters at all the Ticket Counters through PPP;
ix) Digital reservation charts at Stations (Bengaluru model);
x) Extension of Computerized Parcel Management System;
xi) Extension of logistics support to various e-commerce Companies by providing designated pick-up centres at identified Stations;
xii) Providing education to children of Railway staff at remote locations through Railtel OFC (optical fibre cable) network.