Railway initiates SFOORTI for freight optimization

In a major digital initiative to help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations, Ministry of Railways recently launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers which provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) views and dashboard.

According to a ministry release, this app will offer a slew of features including Bird’s eye view of all freight assets in a single window, end to end rake movement on Geospatial view and also help in analyzing  expected Traffic at Interchange points to evaluate daily performance. Furthermore, it will also assist in monitoring of freight terminal and sidings for better turnaround of rakes. Performance of Freight Train Running on Indian Railways Sections can be viewed through this option for each working shift. Performance will be determined through comparison of current sectional speed with the benchmark average speed.

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