|Hardware Platforms |E Working System (Electronic file Movement and Tracking):- | | |DB2 CM Server – Dual Processor Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron 246 or higher. 8 GB RAM, 2 x 73. 1 GB HDD with RAID 5 | | |Lotus Domino Server – Dual Processor Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron 246 or higher, 4 GB RAM, 2 x 73. GB HDD with RAID | | | | | |Comprehensive Payroll Processing System for DLW Varanasi:- | | |IBM RISC server (RS 6000 P170).
Desktop PCs as Client with minimum memory of 64 MB | | | | | |Financial Accounting System (FAS) | | |RISC Server. | |MATERIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS:- | | |Intel XEON/RISC Server | | |Desktop PCs as client. | |Material Management System (MMS) for P-Way materials:- | | |Intel Server | | |Desktop PCs as client. | | |Remote Access Server (RAS) for remote connectivity. | | |Railway Budget Compilation System (RBCS):- | | |Intel Pentium Server (IBM Netfinity 5100) | |Desktop PCs as client with minimum memory of 64 MB. | | |Vigilance Software System (VSS):- | | |Intel Server | | |Desktop PCs as client. |Software Platforms |E Working System (Electronic file Movement and Tracking):- | | |Lotus Domino Enterprise server, DB2 Content Manager, Lotus Designer and Rational Suite for the managing Project documents | | |and Source Code. | | | | |Comprehensive Payroll Processing System for DLW Varanasi:- | | |Unix as OS on server, Windows 2000/ 98 on clients | | |Front end :- Forms/Reports 6i, Leap Office for Hindi Font Support. | | | | |Financial Accounting System (FAS) for CRIS:- | | |Developer 2000 | | |Unix as OS on server. | |Windows 2000/ 98 on clients. | | | | | |Financial Accounting Software (FAS) for RDSO:- | | |Unix as OS on server. | | |Windows 2000/ 98 on clients. | | |Front end :- Forms/Reports 6i. | |MATERIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS:- | | |UNIX/LINUX/Win 2003 Server as OS on Server | | |WebSphere Application Server | | |Clients with Internet Browser can acces the apllication. | |Material Management System (MMS) for P-Way materials:- | | |UNIXWARE as OS on Server. | |Windows 2000/ XP as OS on Clients | | |Front end – Developer 2000 (6i) | | |Railway Budget Compilation System (RBCS):- | | |Windows 2000 as OS on Server | | |Windows 2000/98 as OS on Clients | | |Front end – Visual Basic 6. 0 | | |Leap Office for Hindi support | | |Vigilance Software System (VSS):- | | |Windows 2000 as OS on Server | | Windows XP as OS on Clients | | |Front end – Developer 2000 (6i) | | |P-2 Group:- | | |Oracle Developer 2000,Red Hat JBoss AS, IBM Websphere AS, IBM RSA, Netbeans IDE, Suse Linux | |Manpower deployed in IT| | |Documentation |RSA clear-case | |Networking |Railway has its own FOIS network, Railway owned digital microwave communication facilities complemented by channels hired | | |from the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. , (BSNL) have been used to establish the network. |Databases used |E Working System (Electronic file Movement and Tracking):- | | |Lotus Domino Enterprise server, DB2 Content Manager, Lotus Designer and Rational Suite for the managing Project documents | | |and Source Code. | | | | | |Comprehensive Payroll Processing System for DLW Varanasi:- | | |Unix as OS on server, Windows 2000/ 98 on clients, Back end :- Oracle 8i, Front end :- Forms/Reports 6i, Leap Office for | | |Hindi Font Support. | | | | |Financial Accounting System (FAS) for CRIS:- | | |Oracle 8i | | | | | |Financial Accounting Software (FAS) for RDSO:- | | |Oracle 8i. | | | | |MATERIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS:- | | |Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition | | | | | |Material Management System (MMS) for P-Way materials:- | | |Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition | | | | | |Railway Budget Compilation System (RBCS):- | | |Oracle 8i | | | | | |Vigilance Software System (VSS):- | | |Oracle 8i /9i Enterprise Edition | | | | | |P-2 Group:- | | |Oracle 10g, Oracle XE | |Overview of the system |Given Below | |Budgets | | |Internet/Intranet |IBM Tivoli, | |applications | | |used(overview) | | About CRIS-
In 1982,Government conceived a project for analysing a Freight Operations Information Systems(FOIS)with Railways Subsequently in 1986,Ministry of Railways established the CENTRE FOR RAILWAY INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CRIS), Chanakya Puri, New Delhi – 21 to be an umbrella organisation for all computer activities on Indian Railways (IR). They also entrusted it with the task of design, development and implementation of the FOIS, along with its associated communications infrastructure. The Centre started functioning from July,1987. It is a registered society having an autonomous status and headed by Managing Director . CRIS is mainly a project oriented organisation engaged in development of major computer systems on the Railways. Our presence across the country gives us global reach and a vast rollout support capability.
Together with our formidable team of high-caliber software professionals we have successfully positioned ourselves at the vanguard of the global IT service s revolution. With such a rich practical experience, a dedicated team of professionals and its own R&D effort, CRIS aims to be a leader in this fast developing field. CRIS provides consulting and IT services to Indian Railways – as partners to conceptualize and realize technology driven business transformation initiatives. With over 200 employees nationwide, we use a low-risk Delivery Model to accelerate schedules with a high degree of time and cost predictability. We provide solutions for a dynamic environment where business and technology strategies converge.
Our approach focuses on new ways of business combining IT innovation and adoption while also leveraging an organization’s current IT assets. We work with Indian Railways to build new products or services and to implement prudent business and technology strategies in today’s dynamic digital environment. Following are the project groups working in CRIS- 1. FREIGHT OPERATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM (FOIS) 2. Office Automation and E-Working Group (OAEW) 3. PSA 4. Passenger Reservation Systems (PRS) 5. Network Group 6. Project II 7. CREW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) 8. Project IV 9. Project V Descriptions of each Group:- 1. FREIGHT OPERATIONS INFORMATION SYSTEM (FOIS)-
Indian Railways have decided not only to perform the traditional tasks of carrying passengers and goods efficiently, but also to change the mindset of working in a closed system. There has been a longstanding demand of the industry for transparency in sharing of information to give the customers an upto date businesslike environment. 1. Continuous cargo visibility has always been viewed as the most critical component of any physical distribution system. FOIS enables freight customers to have instant access to information regarding the current status of their consignments in transit, for just in time inventory. It is a system for management and control of freight movement that also assists managers to optimise asset utilisation. 2.
FOIS comprises the Rake Management System (RMS) for handling the operating portion and Terminal Management System (TMS) pertaining to the commercial transactions. TMS has been installed at more than 300 locations and with the availability of infrastructure will cover all major handling points. As of June 2005, about 1500 reporting devices have been commissioned at more than 500 locations of Indian Railways. Railway owned digital microwave communication facilities complemented by channels hired from the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. , (BSNL) have been used to establish the network. The network is continuously being expanded to meet the growing demand. 3. FOIS has been designed to give strategic advantages to both Indian Railways and its customers.
The implementation of the system is envisaged to eventually achieve the following:- o Extension of the current business practice of bulk movement in train load formation to piecemeal traffic to increase the market share by clubbing and moving together similar type of stock of “Hub & Spoke” arrangement. o Global tracking of consignments in real time whether in rakes or in individual wagons. The insight and pipeline of consignments would be seamlessly available for timely planning and just in time inventory management. o Facilitate acceptance of customer’s orders, billing and cash accountal from identified nodal customer centres which, may not necessarily be the handling terminals.
These facilities could even get extended to customer’s premises and alongwith introduction of e-commerce benefit both by reducing the burden of logistics management. 4. The system as implemented upto now performs the following functions: o Monitoring of all freight trains indicating their position in computerized teritory and their expected time of arrival at destination. Commodity wise flow of frieght trains for customers like Power Houses, Refineries, Feritlizers and Cement Plants, Steel Depots and Public Frieght Terminals enabling the recipients of consignments to have an accurate forecast of cargo arrivalsgiving them adequate time to complete preparatory arrangement to handle the cargo. Out bound loaded rakes from the computerized territory are also monitored in the same manner o Full particulars of detachments from block rakes are recorded and updated eliminating chances of wagons getting unconnected or missing. o Details of rakes/Wagons in various yards, their phase-wise detention in different terminals, eliminating the need for costly manual documentation and tedious retrieval systems and inaccuracies. o Managerial reports regarding availability of rolling stock, i. e. wagons and locomotives at any instant of time to plan for their most efficient utilization. o With the use of the system there has been a visible reduction in the anxiety levels mental stress and confusion amongst railway customers and its operating staff.
The voluminous and repetitive exchange of data on telephones round the clock has now been reduced and is gradually being replaced by minimum data input. The improved work environment has significantly simplified planning and execution of assigned tasks. o The system information is being used to club less than train load consignments from different loading stations. The words of appreciation from bulk customers who are being advised through e-mail the status of their consignments, is a clear indication that the anticipated benefits from FOIS have already begun to accrue to the customers. Interactive web based solutions to give customised reports to Railway Board, Zonal Railways and Divisions is in place 5.
FOIS provides tremendous opportunities to both the Railways and their customers, to improve existing business practices and consequently reduce the operating costs while enhancing the quality of service. A full fledged Domestic Terminal Management System for CONCOR is already in place. 6. E-Payment of Freight: A pilot project has been implemented for electronic payment of freight for coal booked for Badarpur Power House from collieries on ECR. Originating point intimates electronically the freight charges due to the bank (SBI). After receipt of “Successful Transaction” message – electronic confirmation from the bank of this transaction confirming the debit from BTPS account, RR is printed at the originating point. It is a synchronous transaction and reply is received within 150 seconds. 7. Future Approach: Design & Development of MIS, Data Ware House & Data Mining capabilities: Provision of MIS reports enabling trend analysis, statistical reports, Data Warehousing and thereby enabling Data mining activities are also envisaged in the future. o WEB Enabled reports: It is contemplated to give web access to Railways customers for obtaining information regarding pipeline of their incoming outgoing rakes, details of Closed Circuit rakes and tracking of interplant movements transfers. 2. Office Automation and E-Working Group (OAEW) – Following are the various projects undertaken by OAEW- A. E Working System (Electronic file Movement and Tracking) B. Comprehensive Payroll Processing System for DLW Varanasi C. Financial Accounting System (FAS) for CRIS D.
Financial Accounting Software (FAS) for RDSO E. MATERIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS F. Material Management System (MMS) for P-Way materials G. Railway Budget Compilation System (RBCS) H. Vigilance Software System (VSS) A. E Working System (Electronic file Movement and Tracking)- E – WORKING SYSTEM is a web-based application that provides for automation of the functions of all the departments / offices. It provides an effective electronic office management system that encompasses diverse business requirements like File Management, Document Management, and Knowledge Management. It provides a user-friendly intuitive interface for the users to accomplish the various tasks.
Key Features For File Movement and Tracking o Integration with a scanning solution for scanning of documents, adding remarks and filing into electronic files. o Creation, Movement and Tracking of electronic files. o Provision to add notings to file. o Support for confidential documents. o An inbox for each user containing his pending tasks. o Alerts and Reminders for overdue tasks for a user. o Secret Code protected critical functions like sanction etc. o File Viewer and Document Viewer. o Role based access to all the functionalities. Interdepartmental Processes The system provides electronic form based processing for the following processes.
All these processes interface with external systems like PRIME, AFRES and MMIS. o Leave on Average Pay – helps an employee request for leave on average pay and keep track of earned leave o Travel Allowance Bill – helps an employee request clearance of Travel allowance bills o Provident Fund advance – helps an employee request an advance on his provident fund. o Indent (Non Stock) – helps in generating a request for non-stock materials that are not available in sufficient quantity o Tender Committee proceedings – helps in processing tender bid received in response to a tender floated. Where Implemented E working system is currently being implemented at SECR Railways (Bilaspur).
Target Users E working system is currently being implemented at SECR Railways (Bilaspur). System Platform Hardware : o DB2 CM Server – Dual Processor Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron 246 or higher. 8 GB RAM, 2 x 73. 1 GB HDD with RAID 5 o Lotus Domino Server – Dual Processor Intel Xeon / AMD Opteron 246 or higher, 4 GB RAM, 2 x 73. 1 GB HDD with RAID System Software : o Lotus Domino Enterprise server, DB2 Content Manager, Lotus Designer and Rational Suite for the managing Project documents and Source Code. B. Comprehensive Payroll Processing System for DLW Varanasi- Payroll System is a comprehensive Bilingual package which generates monthly salary bills including payslips in Hindi. It takes input from different small sub-modules.
The modules which it interacts with are as follows: o Quarter Allotment Information sub Module o Electricity Bill Generation sub Module o Leave Accounting Module o Incentive Bonus Calculation Module o Income Tax Processing o PF Account Maintenance o Pension Calculation Module o WGR & Labour Accounting Module Where Implemented This software is being developed for Diesel Locomotive Works(DLW), Varansi. Target Users At present CPPS has been designed and developed for DLW/Varanasi. Since it is a comprehensive payroll system which include Incentive Bonus Calculation and Labour Accounting module also, this can easily be customized to be used by other production units of Indian Railways also System Platform Hardware : IBM RISC server (RS 6000 P170). o Desktop PCs as Client with minimum memory of 64 MB System Software : o Unix as OS on server. o Windows 2000/ 98 on clients. o Back end :- Oracle 8i. o Front end :- Forms/Reports 6i. o Leap Office for Hindi Font Support. C. Financial Accounting System (FAS) for CRIS Software profile It is a comprehensive package covering day to day activities, like Registration of different kinds of bills, Passing of bills, Generating Cash Abstract etc. which are performed in accounts department daily. After payment of bills through Cash Abstract, vouchers are created at the same time of saving / Confirming of cash abstract.
There are options for entering/ modifying Journal Vouchers and Bank Receipt Vouchers also. All these steps create base information which is, then , compiled to create different statutory reports like Cash-Book, and Trial Balance and different other MIS reports/enquiries. Where Implemented Centre For Railway Information Systems, Chanakyapuri. New Delhi. Target Users Large corporations and Government Departments. The system would, however, have to be customized to cater to the local conditions. System Platform Hardware : RISC Server. Desktop PCs as client. System Software : Unix as OS on server. Windows 2000/ 98 on clients. Back end :- Oracle 8i
Front end :- Developer 2000 D. Financial Accounting Software (FAS) for RDSO Software profile FAS, as part of CATS, is a comprehensive module covering different activities of financial accounting system, prevailing on Indian Railways as per requirement from RDSO: Preparation of Pay Orders. Bill Generation (CO6) Abstract of Bills Passed (CO7 Cash Book (Daily as well as Monthly) Ledger and Journal (Revenue and Capital) Revenue Allocation Register Debit/Credit Register of various Suspense Accounts. Approximate Account and its Annexure. Account Current (Revenue and Capital) Annexure 2 Account current Monthly financial review (Reports) Annual accounts (Reports)
Suspense Register such as Deposit Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous advance etc, Monthly Posting, Bill Passing, Adjustments, Monthly and Annual Reconciliation Inward cheques/ DDs Remittance Transactions – Inter railway and Intra Railway including Preparation of Tender Certificate, Outward and Inward transaction register Debit Credit Scheldule. Preparation of requisition for cheques drawn on a day. Cheque Printing and various statements (Reports). Pension Case Registration , Preparation of PPOs, PPAs and various Reports. Budget Estimates distribution of budget allotment, its Linking with Expenditure register and work register and validation at bill passing stages. Contractors Ledger linked with Purchase Order.
Where Implemented Currently Under Development as a part Module of Comprehensive Accounting and Transaction System(CATS). Target Users Large corporations and Government Departments. The system would, however, have to be customized to cater to the local conditions. System Platform Hardware : RISC Server. Desktop PCs as client. System Software : Unix as OS on server. Windows 2000/ 98 on clients. Back end :- Oracle 8i. Front end :- Forms/Reports 6i. E. MATERIAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS Software profile MMIS is a integrated Computerized System for Stores Department of Indian Railways and has been developed using centralized system architecture using J2EE Open Source Environment.
This is planned to be implemented on Zonal Data Centres of IR to cater the entire requirement of that Zonal Railways an will primarily consists of the following modules Purchase Module: This module caters to the demands sent by various depots and generation of Purchase Order by covering functions like procurement of material, registering indent as a demand, floating of inquiries, receiving of offers, tabulation of offers, placement of orders and post purchase order monitoring. Finance Module: The Finance Module will be the basic module of the Material Management system, since each and every module is related to it at any given point of time. It comprises the various functions and responsibility of Stores Accounts Branch (SAB). Depot Module:
Depots are warehouse units where the stocking of material regularly needed by Railways is being performed and therefore the module will provide the functionalities for different sections of depot like: ? Yard ? Receiving Section ? Ledger Section ? Stocking Ward ? Manufacturing unit if any(Uniform) ? PL Unit ? General Section. Sales and Auction Module: Sales and auction module is related with scrap disposals. The condemn material which is of no use in future is sold through Auction, Tender, Direct sale, Staff sale. Uniforms Module: Uniforms fabrication for Railways is related with functionalities like contract for fabrication of uniforms, tailoring of uniforms.
Where Implemented Under Implementation on East Coastal Railway of IR. Target Users All Zonal Headquarters and Production Units of IR. System Platform Hardware : Intel XEON/RISC Server Desktop PCs as client. System Software : UNIX/LINUX/Win 2003 Server as OS on Server WebSphere Application Server Back end(RDBMS) – Oracle 10g Enterprise Edition Clients with Internet Browser can acces the apllication. F. Material Management System (MMS) for P-Way materials Software profile This package is designed in client server environment specifically for the requirements of Civil Engineering department of Indian Railways. It helps the user in managing stores accountal for P-Way materials.
Special emphasis has been given on scrap disposal. This software works at two levels of organizational structure i. e. PWI level and Division level. PWI level incorporates all the activities conducted by the PWIs during their normal course of working. These activities includes: Requisition Notes, Issuing Notes, Advice Notes etc. Scrap Handling Module to dispose off the materials that lays surplus and are of no use. The software when used at second level (the Divisional level) facilitates the user at divisional headquarters to monitor the materials available with the PWIs. Further, the divisional user can generate some extensive reports to monitor the activities of PWIs in the field.
Where Implemented 67divisions of Indian Railways Target Users Railway corporations and Government Departments System Platform Hardware : Intel Server Desktop PCs as client. Remote Access Server (RAS) for remote connectivity. System Software : UNIXWARE as OS on Server. Windows 2000/ XP as OS on Clients Back end – Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition Front end – Developer 2000 (6i) G. Railway Budget Compilation System (RBCS) Software profile This is a package for collecting the budgetary inputs from all the zones/units of the Indian Railways. The package provides for collection of data and building of a database, analysis of demands and pruning of the estimates for inclusion in the budget.
Apart from the MIS reports the package leads to printing of the budget documents in Bilingual – Hindi and English. The package takes care of both earning and expenditure. Under expenditure, it covers plan as well as maintenance expenditure. Where Implemented Railway Board, Zonal Headquarters and other associated units such as Production units, Metro Railways, Railway Electrification, RDSO etc. Target Users Large corporations and Government Departments. System Platform Hardware : Intel Pentium Server (IBM Netfinity 5100) Desktop PCs as client with minimum memory of 64 MB. System Software : Windows 2000 as OS on Server Windows 2000/98 as OS on Clients Back end – Oracle 8i Front end – Visual Basic 6. 0 Leap Office for Hindi support H.
Vigilance Software System (VSS) Software profile This package is designed in client server environment specifically for the requirements of Vigilance department of Indian Railways. VSS maintains information about vigilance cases / complaints. This system includes various reports & forwarding letters generated by Vigilance Department & keeping track of Receipt & Dispatch. Main features are: Facility for data searching and No Objection Certificate (NOC) letter generation. Powerful security features to avoid tampering of data. Facility of Audit trail for keeping track of any change in data. Performance appraisal of Chief Vigilance Inspectors (CVIs).
Facility to generate Monthly Confidential Demi Official (MCDO). Where Implemented All the zonal head quarter offices of IR. Target Users Government formed vigilance departments worked under Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). System Platform Hardware : Intel Server Desktop PCs as client. System Software : Windows 2000 as OS on Server Windows XP as OS on Clients Back end – Oracle 8i /9i Enterprise Edition Front end – Developer 2000 (6i) 3. PSA- Following are the various projects undertaken by PSA- A. UTS – UNRESERVED TICKETING SYSTEM B. Integrated Coaching Management System(ICMS) C. SATSaNG – Software Aided Train Scheduling and Network Governance A. UTS – UNRESERVED TICKETING SYSTEM-
Unreserved ticketing constitutes major component of the overall ticketing in Indian Railways. It contributes a large amount of earning for Indian Railways. UTS is the complete solution to provide computerized unreserved tickets to railway passengers from dedicated counter terminals, hand held terminals, smart card, automatic vending machines etc. The backend architecture is 3 tiered. The 4th tier will consist of ticketing terminals (dump, Win terms), ATM m/c, Hand held terminals. UTS Application is divide into two part front-end and back-end. Frontend is developed using C++ on UNIX platform. And the backend is Sybase, which is used to store information generated at, front-end and supply input value.
Application is divide into modules like ticketing subsystem, fare and UDM & TDM. Communication Interfaces Connectivity between Station servers and Zonal servers as well as between Zonal server and Central server is over WAN. Terminal connectivity is over LAN. TCP/IP is used as network protocol. Preferably, PRS work augmentation or RAIL Tel is going to provide Bandwidth. The Station server is connected to Zonal server by 64 kbps line. For Inter Zone connectivity existing PRS channels would be used. Sanctioned as a pilot project by the Ministry of Railway, this project is planned to be implemented in two phases. In the first phase, 10 stations of Delhi area are provided with booking terminals.
These stations are : New Delhi Delhi Jn. Hazrat Nizammudin Delhi-Shahdara Ghaziabad Shakurb asti Delhi Kishanganj Sarojini Nagar Shivaji Bridge Tilak Bridge In the second phase 13 other stations of Delhi area are provided with booking terminals on 2nd October, 2002. The stations are: Delhi Sadar Bazar Dayabasti Subzi Mandi Delhi Azadpur Okhla Sewa Nagar New Azadpur Badli Vivek Vihar Sahibabad Vivekanandpuri New Ghaziabad Mangolpuri The project will give the following benefits : Computerised unreserved ticket from a predefined cluster of location to any station over entire IR Computerised Tickets for MST/QST & platform tickets Across the counter cancellation of tickets
Correct accountal of the tickets issued with respect of fare applicable including other charges if any Elimination of the possibilities of manipulations and malpractice by q Providing secure access mechanism by way of access control card Printers with more security features like MICR reader. For any pair of originating and destination point for a particular class and index number will be printed on ticket so that the ticket issued and ticket collected can be linked. The bar code on basis of a bogie will be generated and printed on ticket and at collection centers a bar code reader can check the genuineness of the ticket provide for stock inventory control. Centralised Accounting including generation of ROPD Centralised database and system administration Centralised software release/ upgrades More user friendly interface
Interface for hand held ticketing device provided to the TTEs in the trains Interface with self operated touch screen kiosks Provision of Smart card based Automatic vending Machines Enhanced auditing features Provide for generic routing algorithm to find routes from any station to any station B. Integrated Coaching Management System(ICMS) Punctuality Module In the first module of this project, the punctuality of trains has been addressed and is called as Punctuality Module. This module was implemented in Feb. ’ 2004. This is running on PRS/NTES network and is on the same hardware of NTES. This module captures the delays involved in train running at interchange points and detention causes for the delays at the divisional level.
Zonal client does the responsibility fixing. Based on this input reports are generated for traffic managers. Zonal client does the responsibility fixing. Based on this following types of reports are generated for traffic managers o Railway Punctuality Performance for a date for a Division o Movement of Trains Division wise in a Zone o Punctuality percentage of Mail/Express o Cause wise/Gauge Wise breakup of Lost Trains between dates o Division wise analysis of Cause of Lost Trains on Date in a Zone o Railway Punctuality performance for a date in a Zone o Cause wise breakup of Trains lost in a period o Summary of Monitored trains daily Run and Lost Section wise/Cause wise analysis for all trains on a date o Zone wise/Cause wise analysis for all trains on a date etc This module will be migrated to the same platform on which Coaching Stock Module will reside to give user friendly browser based forms and reports. This module has been developed on the new platform and is under lab testing. Coaching Stock Module This is a web based application and will run on intranet (FOIS network). This module will capture all the events done on Coaches during operations (e. g. Attach/Detach/Sick Marking/Made Fit etc) to generate an on line position of Coaching Stock. As all locations are networked and a centralized database is available, this will be a utility tool for traffic managers. o To monitor the condition and location, status and history of the coaching stock. o To monitor the coaching rakes, their locations, arrival – departure. o To generate stock reports To find Coaches in Foreign Railways o To plan special trains o To provide data for planning and rescheduling of rakes. o To optimize utilization of each coach and timely maintenance (POH) and repairs. o For prompt planning for idle coaches and their timely bookings and usage to generate more revenue for the railways. o Through mailing and messaging end users may communicate. Ideally there will be no requirement of census to know the current stock position of Indian Railways once the above module is in data feeding mode at all the locations. Coaching Maintenance Module This module is in the stage of requirement analysis. The implementation will start by 1st March. ’2007.
This module will capture the depot activities related to coaching maintenance operations, this will be a utility tool for mechanical managers to help them in planning of schedules. This will capture broadly following functionalities. o Platform and enroute attention module o Enroute rolling in and rolling out o Brake Power Check, Train watering, Gang booking o Washing line and sick line Placement Module including Pit line occupation status, placement advice, Rake fitness and withdrawal advice etc. o Depot Maintenance activities including all types of component based maintenance. o Material Management which will include Depot stores management, indent flow etc. o Staff Module to include muster roll preparation, staff skill development etc. Functional modules for superior management(Divisional, Zonal and Railway Board) This module will be having a tight integration with Coaching Stock Module and handshake will be done in various events. Time Tabling Module o To maintain a centralized database for all trains of Indian Railways with following attributes. o Train Definition, Validity period of the train definition, Days of Run, Train Profile, Train Schedule (List of stations with timings) etc. o Giving facility to update the time table through browser based application by all zonal railways at the time of time tabling and providing soft copy for printing of IR Time table. Other than the above following will also be captured in the o scope of Time tabling module. ? Simulating the suitable timings for running of all kinds of trains. Simulating the best available path for planning a train keeping in view all variables. C. SATSaNG – Software Aided Train Scheduling and Network Governance Many people find it extremely fascinating to pore over the Railway time table, especially while undertaking a train journey. The route that the train traverses through, the stations en route both significant and lesser known ones, the timings and the stoppages – all these are part of the romance of train journeys. The time table is something like the compass was for the early traveller or the star studded night sky for the seafarer. Creating a time table for trains on a busy network like the Indian Railways is an extremely challenging task.
Planners on the Zonal Railways work independently and then collaboratively with other Zonal level planners to design the All India time table. The two main objectives are that it should be convenient to the passenger and feasible to run on the system. Introducing new train services and augmenting older ones is an art and a select group of planners are highly skilled in this task. Indian Railways have now decided to provide software tools to aid the planning process. This is the purpose of the ‘Software Aided Train Scheduling and Network Governance’ project sanctioned in the Railway Budget of 2008-09. 4. Passenger Reservation Systems (PRS)- Projects undertaken by PRS- CONCERT
COuntry-wide Network for Computerized Enhanced Reservation and Ticketing – developed by CRIS, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi, is a total networking solution to Indian Railways Passenger Reservation System. PRS on the web -Passenger Reservation Systems Seat Availability / PNR / Journey Planner / Fare / Time Table enquiries and e-Reservation of tickets are available on the internet. UTS Unreserved Ticketing System It is a complete solution for the total networked unreserved ticketing to the Indian Railways…… SEASON TICKETING PROJECT (STEAM) – This software caters to the ticketing requirements of suburban trains at Mumbai, (the lifeline of Mumbai). NTES/NTES on WEB – National Train Enquiry Systemis a reliable centralized information system, which provides up-to-date and accurate information to the passengers…… Complaint System-
This software is primarily meant for the Indian Railways to record and maintain the complaint/deficiency registered at station, division, zonal or at railway board level. Passenger Coaching Refunds System – Computerisation of passenger coaching refund Integrating ATM with reservation/enquiry system – A number of Banks in India shall be issuing Reserved and Unreserved Tickets through their ATMs under an arrangement with zonal Railways…. Data Warehousing A data warehouse can be directly used by decision-makers to do any kind of queries. It also provide fast output with historical perspective which helps them to do better decisions hence gain a competitive edge in Market, increase profits and provide better customer satisfaction.
They do not have to depend on IT, hence it reduces IT cost… 5. Network Group TELECOM Presentation o Telecom Group of CRIS provides Network design, implementation and management for all the following Projects. o It has expertise in IT infrastructure including design, implementation and management of enterprise level data centres and networks and is working on mobile and wireless solutions. o The in-house team of networking professionals has expertise in all network engineering functions such as requirement analysis, deployment and integration of network management. CRIS has to its credit, deployment of state of the art country-wide communication network for mission critical systems on Indian Railways. This provides a strategic advantage enabling fast network roll out and seamless integration with related applications while leveraging on the extensive nation-wide communication infrastructure owned by Indian Railways. Projects in Hand o FOIS – Freight Operation Information System o PRS (CONCERT)- Passenger Reservation System o UTS – Unreserved Ticketing System o A&N STRS – A&N Ship Ticketing o COIS- Coach Operation Information System o CMS – Crew Management System o CLAIMS o COA – Control Charting Application o RCT – Railway Claims Tribunal o WISE – Workshop Implementation System o ITES – Integrated Train Enquiry System Role of CRIS in Networking Planning, Design and Implementation of Communication Networks. o Procurement of Telecom products & Services. o Network Management. Network Design
Planning, Design and Implementation of Communication Networks o Requirement Analysis. o Network Topology, Addressing Scheme. o Routing Strategy, Sizing of Equipment and Comm. Channels. o Deployment & System Integration. Procurement Process Management Procurement of Telecom. Products and Services. o Market survey o Evaluation of technologies and products o Benchmarking, POCs & Customization o Framing of technical specifications o Evaluation of offers & Liaison with Vendors Network Management Network Management entails o Performance Analysis o Capacity planning o Optimization o Liaison with Telecom. service providers o Up-gradation and Maintenance 6. Project II- Web Enabled Claims System-
The developed computer system, named WEB CLAIMS (Claims, Court and Accident Information Management System) will automate the activities of the Claims Office thus providing a user-friendly, information system of claims, court and accident cases. The Web CLAIMS covers the activities of Computer section (MIS-Report Generation) Index section (Case entry Section) Dealing sections (Dealing with all the proceedings of a particular case) Court sections (Dealing with claims related court cases) Accident processing section (Dealing with accident and accident related court cases). The Web CLAIMS will maintain up to date database of all the CLAIMS/COURT/ACCIDENT cases. The Web CLAIMS will generate various documents & letters, which are currently prepared manually.
The developed system will help to eliminate complex file maintenance & provide for queries, which will give the precise status of registered cases in Chief Claims Office. Common public can now File Claims Cases (e-filing) Check Status on web (Claims, Accident and Court Cases). Claims rules and regulations can now be seen at this site. This site also maintains contact details of all Zonal Claims Offices and NR Cells. Running applet also displays major accident occurred and details of victims involved in the accident. Note: This Project-II group has also been assigned to complete PARCEL INFORMATION SYSTEM for Delhi-Howrah route by December 2004 7. CREW MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS)-
Indian Railways has decided to introduce computerized crew booking at the crew lobbies. Based on the demand form the users CRIS has developed Crew Management system (CMS) which not only to perform the traditional tasks of booking crew on all types of trains but also brings in, transparency of information sharing, cost optimization and keeps it’s users up to date for taking effective business decisions. 1. Continuous visibility has always been viewed as the most critical component of any physical distribution system. CMS enables it’s users to have instant access to information regarding the current status of crew at all times and maintain their inventory at all times.
It is a system for management and control of crew movement that also assists managers to optimise asset utilization. 2. CMS is not only confined to freight services but has all the components needed at any crew booking point, namely Shunting and Coaching services. It has also elements which make a lobby more or less paper less namely display of Circular, Caution, quiz for knowledge improvement of crew and crew self services. Loco inspectors can also monitor their drivers for and evaluate their performance. 3. The software has capabilities to be customized for each lobby giving flexibility to end user as and at the same time integrating all the lobbies together.
It has a powerful SMS module to support the user in terms of crew booking through SMS, morning position, crew shortage alerts, crew personnel information, crew milage, crew status and many more functionalities 4. As on March 2008, about 700 data entry nodes, over 300 crew interaction KIOSKs have been commissioned at over 110 lobbies spread on CR, WR, NR, WCR, NCR, SCR and NWR. Work has been started on SR and SCR now and it is targeted to cover entire I. R. by Sep 2008. As in March 2008 over 5000 crew are being booked through the CMS system daily on freight, coaching and shunting services. 5. CMS is an in-house development which has been designed by dedicated team of CRIS to give trategic advantages to both Indian Railways as follows:- o Global tracking of crew of all the crew on the CMS system in real time whether the crew is on train, rest at HQ, rest at outstation, on leave and their seamless integration with the CMS application so as to enable user to derive benefit of crew accountal at all time and enable its user to cut down running cost with the help of built in business logics of the CMS system. o CMS has WEB enable reports which are available to all the FOIS network users. The reports are transparent to all it’s users and enabling the business decision makers to access these reports at all times and take business decisions based on the transparently available statically information. 6. Future Approach: CMS is working on the following modules and are expected to be release during 2008 – 09. These modules are Breath Analysis, Biometrics and Abnormality reporting by the crew 8. Project IV-
Project IV group has successfully designed and implemented Web-enabled Claims Phase-I. It has two projects on hand 1. Parcel Management System Railway Board has sanctioned a Pilot project for computerization of parcel offices of seven stations of Delhi-Howrah Corridor namely Delhi, New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Gaya, Sealdah and Howrah at an estimated cost of Rs. 2 Crores. Once implemented this project will have the following benefits:- o Reduction in time for weighment and booking o Advance loading guidance according to availability of space thereby optimum use of available space and control on overloading o Prior information about the inward traffic Loading according to priority o Web-enabled to know about latest position of the parcel o Dynamic Management tool o Reduction in Claims Parcel Management System has following modules:- o Booking and Delivery Modules o Loading and Unloading modules o Demurrage and Wharfage calculation o VP and lease Booking o Printing of Bar Code Labels on packages and scanning o On Line Status and tracking o Over-carriage and Undercarriage position over 7 stations of DLI-HWH route. Application Architecture Entire application has been developed in Java and it is based on generic three tiered centralized approach with commonly accessed Storage area Network.
The data server machines(a cluster of Linux Servers) will have open hardware platform of Xeon. Apache and Apache Tomcat has been used in high availability and Load balancing mode. RDBMS is accessed by JDBC in clustered mode. Backend-RDBMS: Oracle 10 g Enterprise Edition in RAC environment. Middle Tier-Application Server: Apache/Apache Tomcat/Jboss Front End Clients: Windows XP embedded OS based thin clients/PDA with Internet Explorer 6. 0 Web-enabling of Claims offices Phase-II This project is related to the Web-enabling of Claims Phase-I and has three sub-parts which is hosted on http://www. claims. indianrail. gov. in Computerisation of Railway Claims Tribunals
All 18 RCT offices throughout the country will be computerized and connected through Routers and LAN extenders to the nearest FOIS location. It can be seen on http:// www. rct. indianrail. gov. in Computerisation of Refund Goods Refund Goods application has already been launched and work on this application is already in progress by all zonal railways. Computerisation of Subsidiary Claims Offices 21 subsidiary claims offices are being connected through nearest FOIS locations. These will start functioning on existing website address of Web Enabled Claims and on existing web based software, as additional users. 9. Project V (E-Procurement System For Indian Railways)- Based on the success of pilot project in Northern Railway (www. nreps. om), Railway Board has sanctioned the project for implementation of E-procurement system in eight zonal railways (WR, CR, NR, SECR, WCR, NCR, SR and SCR) and five production units (RCF, ICF, DLW, DMW and RWF). Implementation of Electronic Procurement System (EPS) will increase the transparency and reduce the procurement time cycle thus resulting in improved purchase efficiency. It will also reduce the cost of material as well as cost of purchase due to savings in logistics and transaction cost. The project is to be implemented in secured Data Center at CRIS with connectivity to the railways. The EPS Application also provides facility for :- 1. Creation and uploading of various types of tender documents on the web site. 2.
Free search, view and download of bid documents by vendors. 3. On line submission of digitally signed and encrypted bids in a pre defined format, including facility to up load documents like performance statement etc. 4. Payment of tender fee and earnest money through payment gateway. 5. Opening of bids on the nominated date and time by two authorized representative of buyer by applying their password and digital signature. 6. Generation of item wise, consignee wise and supplier wise comparative statement of rate as well as tabular presentation of compliance to technical features. 7. Access of comparative statement to vendors after tender opening.