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SFOORTI app launched by Railway Ministry

The Ministry of Railways has launched the Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) Application.
SFOORTI app launched by Railway Ministry
  • It provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard.
  • With this application, movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS) view can be tracked. 
  • Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections in single GIS View. 
  • Freight business can also be monitored. This app provides a bird’s eye view of all Freight Assets in a single window.

Salient features of SFOORTI

Freight Operation Information System Map View

  • A Geographic Information System (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. 
  • It provides Geo-Spatial view of freight train performances.

Forecasted Rakes Awaiting Interchange

  • Monitoring of all the loads, which have been forecasted for the divisional interchange, but the same interchange has not yet reported. 
  • Forecasted Loads Awaiting Interchange are plotted on two colour themes, based on their divisional interchange direction.

Stock specific/ commodity specific Rake position

  • Position of Rakes for Specific Type of Stock can be viewed. .
  • Loaded and Empty Rakes of specific Rake Types are plotted on the Indian Railways network map in Different colours. 
  • Further drill down along with load path can also be viewed on the Geo-Spatial view.

New origin-destination added

  • Monitoring of New Origination Destination flows captured during the specified period in comparison with those loaded in previous 3 years data.
  • Detail is represented either Commodity wise or Origination Destination (O-D wise).

Loading Trends for major commodities

  • Monitoring of Loadings across Indian Railways for major commodities during a period. 
  • Terminals are presented on the GIS View, with different commodity shown in different colour.
  • Further drill down is also provided to view Individual Origination-Destination (O-D Flows).

Freight train performance

  • Performance of Freight Train Running on Indian Railways Sections can be viewed through this option for each working shift.
  • Performance is determined through comparison of current sectional speed with the benchmark average speed.
SFOORTI app launched by Railway Ministry SFOORTI app launched by Railway Ministry Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on January 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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