Private Sidings in India are operated manually and the operations’ staff do not have first-hand information on track occupancy. Poor yard utilization, inefficient operation and derailments are natural consequences.
Present technologies used by Indian Railways would support one stationary person to view and operate.
Such systems are not suitable for private sidings as multiple persons, who are in the move, manage operations.
Main Features of IFTCS
Flexibility in Operations (Operate when in move)
Real Time Information to all who could be stationary or in the move – facilitates report generation and decision making.
Ease of operation
Modular – easy to scale
Availability of data in the cloud
Secure against unauthorised operation using login ID and password protection
Positive proving of point status
Information to all through Smart hand held devices
Wireless Operation by authorised persons
Avoids derailments caused by improper manual point operation in non-interlocked yards
Improves asset utilisation
Identify inefficiencies in the system
Aids decision making process
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