The Union Cupboard on Wednesday authorized the allotment of a 5 MHz spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to the Railways for public security and safety providers at stations and in trains. The spectrum allocation is consistent with the Railways’ goal to supply Lengthy Time period Evolution (LTE) based mostly cellular practice radio communication on its route, a venture with an estimated funding of Rs 25,000 crore. The venture is predicted to be accomplished within the subsequent 5 years.
The railways at the moment depend on optical fibre for his or her communication community however with the allocation of recent spectrum, it will likely be ready to make use of high-speed radio on a real-time foundation. It’s going to assist in augmenting each communication and signalling networks of the railways.
“Spectrum would result in safe information with satisfactory bandwidth to maintain the large capability growth of Railways and making it a robust real-time network-centric nationwide transportation platform. This can even improve Aatmanirbhar Bharat mission,” a Railway assertion. The spectrum prices could also be levied based mostly on a formulation foundation as prescribed by the Division of Telecommunications for royalty prices and license price for captive use as really useful by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.
With this LTE based mostly communication facility, the Railways can present safe and dependable voice, video and information communication providers for operational, security and safety purposes. It is going to be used for contemporary signalling and practice safety techniques and guarantee seamless communication between loco pilots and guards. It’s going to allow the Web of Issues (IoT) based mostly distant asset monitoring particularly of coaches, wagons and locomotives and stay video feed of CCTV cameras within the practice coaches to make sure environment friendly, safer and quicker practice operations.
The nationwide transporter has additionally upgraded its operations and upkeep regime by approving the practice collision avoidance system in a transfer to draw multinational industries to arrange manufacturing models and increase the ‘Make in India’ mission. This indigenously developed computerized practice safety system will assist in avoiding practice collisions thereby decreasing accidents and making certain passenger security. It’s going to assist in growing the road capability to accommodate extra trains utilizing the present infrastructure, scale back transportation price and permit larger effectivity.