Freight Traffic Current Affairs
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The Union Ministry of Railways has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) application to help plan traffic flows and optimize freight operations.
The app will help Freight Managers to monitor and manage freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) views and dashboard.
SFOORTI application will help to track movement of freight trains over Zones/Divisions/Sections on GIS View. Even passenger trains can be tracked using it. It will help to monitor freight business along with comparative analysis of Zonal and Divisional Traffic.
The app will help in analysis of new traffic captured and traffic lost and provides a Bird’s eye view of all Freight Assets in a single window. It will also provide end to end Rake movement on Geospatial view and will also help evaluate daily performance of expected traffic at Interchange points.
It has Freight Operation Information System (FOIS) Map View–A GIS based monitoring and management tool designed and developed in CRIS which provides layered views of freight trains on Indian Railways.
The FOIS Map View–A GIS has been designed to cater to Divisional, Zonal and Board levels of management for improved freight operations and also help to plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations
Railway Freight traffic
Railway Freight traffic is vital for economic and industrial progress of the country. Freight traffic is major source of revenue for Indian Railways. Only one-third of 13000 trains running daily by Indian Railways are freight trains, but they accounts 65% of total revenue of Railways.