GUWAHATI, March 16: A big step in enhancement of transparency through digitization has been taken by NF Railway as Rangiya station of Rangiya Division becomes the first station of NF Railway to implement full automation of the Train Sigl Register (TSR).
NFR takes another step towards TSR
Train Sigl Register is a document to be maintained by the Station Master where all records of passing trains, including time of entry to station limit, time of departure and all associated processes, are recorded. The existing practice is that the data is manually entered by the Station Master every time a train crosses the station. The process, however, has been automated in Rangiya station where software designed by CRIS (Centre for Railway Information System) has been installed which records all actual details of passing trains, a press release said. This results in high-level of transparency and leaves the station master with more time to concentrate on safety aspects. Moreover, there is no possibility of altering or fudging the data. The automated Train Sigl Register (TSR) is a legal document and can be very useful as a genuine source of information during enquiries of accidents etc, the release added.
It is to be mentioned that already there has been extensive digitization of train planning and monitoring in railways with the commissioning of the COA (Control Office Application), where the entire process of charting of train has been computerised and the train control rooms of all divisions across India have been connected in real time basis. This has minimized human interference and increased efficiency of operatiol planning – giving benefit like timely running of trains and better planning of precedence etc.