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‘Marriage of necessity’: Suresh Prabhu’s Indian Railways turns to space research tech

Thu March 17 2016, 9:12 pm
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    Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's Indian Railways today joined hands with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for effective use of space technology tools in introduction of web-enabled rail user-centric services, remote sensing and graphic information system (GIS) based applications. (Image Source: Reuters)

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    Terming the inking of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) as "not the marriage of convenience but the marriage of necessity", Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said the initiative would help both Indian Railways and ISRO. (Image Source: Reuters)

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    Railway Minsiter Suresh Prabhu also pitched for use of technology by the Indian Railways to solve day-to-day problems and asked the national transporter to keep modernising by constantly updating itself with the latest technology. (Image Source: Reuters)

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    "We need to use technology for solving day-to-day problems. Lot of changes have taken place over a period of time. Our challenge is not just to use technology but how to constantly keep update with the technology. Indian Railways have to keep modernising," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said during the signing of the MoU. (Image Source: Reuters)

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    The MoU between Indian Railways and ISRO will enable use of space technology tools in providing passenger information for all trains, indicating next station/stoppage, real-time train-tracking, survey of new rail route alignments particularly in hilly and difficult terrains. (Image Source: Reuters)

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