Railway Ministry launches Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information application
January 12, 2018: In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways have launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application for freight managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) views and dashboard.
Salient features of the application include tracking the movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS). A GIS based monitoring and management tool has been designed and developed in CRIS which provides layered views of freight trains on Indian Railways network which can help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations. The FOIS Map View has been designed to cater to Divisional, Zonal and Board levels of management for improved freight operations.
Apart from this other features include- both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections in single GIS View; freight business can be monitored; comparative analysis of zonal/divisional traffic; analysis of new traffic captured and traffic lost; provides a bird’s eye view of all freight assets in a single window; provides end to end rake movement on geospatial view; expected traffic at interchange points to evaluate daily performance can be viewed; performance of each zone and divisions with respect to loading and utilization of freight assets can be viewed; sectional performance monitoring for sections, divisions and zones shall help in traffic routing; and freight terminal and sidings can be better monitored to ensure better turnaround of rakes.