Well-connected Rail Transportation System is one of the basic necessities, without which the ambitious Smart Cities Mission of India can’t be accomplished. Geographically distributed, complex, and varying map of Indian Territory needs proper planning, tracks, technology, bridges, platforms, tunnels and other utilities.
There are many factors like environmental, quality of service, demographic planning, safety and cost management which should be considered while planning
Future Rail Transportation System of Smart Cities – from Hexagon Geospatial’s Point of View
Hexagon Geospatial helps to efficiently analyse and maintain rail transportation networks and infrastructure to maximise efficiency and support operational and suitability goals. Whether it’s buckling tracks, flooding, destabilized ground, or electrical storm damage to catenary, rail operators must respond and adapt to the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. Hexagon Geospatial offer the most comprehensive rail solutions to address any environmental hazards, helping you to respond faster, restore service more quickly, and save lives and infrastructure.
Uses of GIS in Rail Transportation System
To make transportation system intelligent, ittake combinational benefits of future technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), GIS, Business Intelligence (BI) and cloud computing.
Advantages of Organising Rail Transportation
There are numerous benefits attained by the synchronization of technology and rail transportation, making the latter more efficient. Some notable advantages, as implementable by Hexagon Geospatial are –
- Interactive Map-based inventory with facilities of sharing, updating and building network data sets quickly.
- Sustainable and efficient transportation system.
- Identifying risks such as track vulnerability, collision, etc. and countering them with effective monitoring.
- Increase flexibility to scheduling according to the demographic and seasonal changes by analyzing geographical data and frequency on real time basis.
- Bring efficiency in terms of cutting down costs and faster delivery of goods by better understanding/analysis of routes.
Apart from all the above, travel safety and crossings should not be ignored, it is evident that there is a dire need of implementing safer crossing across all the cities. Due to rapid increase in no. of commuters in metro cities, there has been an upsurge in casualties in recent years. These are mainly due to unsafe crossings, overloading of trains and improper infrastructure.
Implementing geospatial solutions can effectively ascertain this challenge by plotting and analyzing red zone areas and routes where maximum casualties occur and implementing solutions likewise.
— GeoITHub (@GeoITHub) April 19, 2017
What are your view on the future Indian railways? Do you also believe Geospatial Technology, IoT, and BI will contribute in carving out better rail transportation system? Please share your thoughts by commenting below.