In a move that would help plan free flow of freights Ministry of Railways has launched Smart Freight Operation Optimisation & Real Time Information (SFOORTI) App for Freight Managers.
According to an official release, the app provides features for monitoring and managing freight business using Geographic Information System (GIS) Views and Dashboard. It will help track movement of freight trains on Geographic Information System (GIS). Both passenger and freight trains can be tracked over Zones/Divisions/ Sections in single GIS View. Freight business can also be monitored along with Comparative Analysis of Zonal/Divisional Traffic.
Moreover, 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. SFOORTI provides end to end Rake movement on Geospatial view and would also help evaluate daily performance of expected traffic at Interchange points. Freight Operation Information System Map View–A Geographic Information System (GIS) based monitoring and management tool has been designed and developed in CRIS which provides layered views of freight trains on Indian Railways network which can help plan the traffic flows and optimize freight operations.
The FOIS Map View has been designed to cater to Divisional, Zonal and Board levels of management for improved freight operations.