Rail Budget 2016: Key Technology Initiatives

Drones and geospatial-based satellite technology to review progress of projects in real-time are among many other announcements made by railways minister Suresh Prabhu.

Rail Budget 2016 is a story of transformation, says Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu presenting a slew of initiatives to rejuvenate the rail travel experience for its 23 million passengers who commute on the Indian Railway network of trains in the country every day. Of the many new initiatives he announced today, technology will play a significant role, as they come to fore, to help benefeciaries realize the benefits.

The railways budget 2016 proposes to modernize railways infrastructure with Rs. 8.5 lakh crore to be spent over five years for the same. Let's take a look at the initiatives.

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