New Delhi: The use of cutting edge technology in the transportation sector was spelled out by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who stressed out technology as the solution to every problem.
While inaugurating an event on the use of modern technology in railway signalling system here, he said that modernisation, up gradation of infrastructure and to find technology solution is needed. He further added that all problems can be solved through technology, stating that “Right technology is the answer.”
With focus on skill development and “Make in India” initiative, the public transporter has organised a workshop on adaption and sustainability of modern technologies in railway signalling.
He said that safety is a much larger issue and so it needs focus. “There is a need for upgradation of signalling and balancing it with safety. With safety, there is a greater need for upgradation of signalling. We have to identify new technology and also for training required to use it,” Prabhu said.
He said in the transportation sector cutting-edge technology in communication can be used.For safety at higher speeds and throughout enhancement adaptation of modern technologies like Centralised Traffic Control, Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Signalling provide low-cost solution.
Prabhu said “We should constantly develop, modernise (the system) and make it suitable for contemporary times.”
It is necessary that a framework is made for development of product in India and suitable skill development for its maintainability for sustainability of technologies.
He said for development and modernisation railways can join hands with foreign countries.He further added that railways can partner with top global companies and co-develop in India. But before it reaches the market a lot of things need to be done.
Emphasising on research, he said added that another value addition is R&D and said that research should be more like development.
Prabhu said that because of the lack of investment the railways suffer, and added that investment has been unprecedented in the last two years.
He said in Make in India railways plays a key role, referring to two locomotive factories in joint venture model with global companies.
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