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Railway Ministry’s ‘Industry 4.0’ Includes Host of Digital Technologies Like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data

A statement by the ministry of railways said that 'Industry 4.0' will be commonly referred as the fourth industrial revolution amid current trend

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The project will be launched at Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli. Pixabay

The Railway ministry, Department of Science & Technology and IIT-Kanpur have forged an association on a project on ‘Industry 4.0’, which includes a host of digital technologies like artificial intelligence, Big Data, machine learning and cloud computing.

The project will be launched at Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli.

A statement by the ministry of railways said that ‘Industry 4.0’ will be commonly referred as the fourth industrial revolution amid current trend of automation, interconnectivity and data exchange in manufacturing technologies to increase productivity.

“Industry 4.0 is a complex Cyber-Physical System which synergises production with digital technologies, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing,” said the statement.

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The Railway ministry, Department of Science & Technology and IIT-Kanpur have forged an association on a project on ‘Industry 4.0’, which includes a host of digital technologies like artificial intelligence, Big Data, machine learning and cloud computing. Pixabay

MCF, is a state-of-the-art coach manufacturing unit with the capacity to manufacture 1,000 passenger coaches annually.

Rajesh Agarwal, Railway Board (Member Rolling Stock) said, “About Rs 4,000 crore are expected to be spent in years to come in Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D in this emerging field of research.”

The statement made a reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during his recent address in Houston, USA, highlighted the importance of ‘Industry 4.0’ in the global economy and to India’s advantage.

“Full transition to the digital factory using ‘Industry 4.0’ across entire value chain from design to production will help enhance productivity hugely by providing insight into production process to take the decisions in real time basis,” said the Railways official.

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“Industry 4.0 would be based cyber/physical digital system and would involve various packages, systems, applications and Hardware within Design/Planning, Networking and Production to be added in a modular and incremental manner in MCF,” added the statement issued by Railways. (IANS)

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Railway Cracking Down on Sale of Unauthorized Brands of Drinking Water at All Major Railway Stations

Among those arrested were four Pantry Car managers

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The drive 'Operation Thirst', launched on July 8-9, also led to the offenders being fined Rs 6,80,855. Pixabay

Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested 1,371 persons and seized over 69,000 bottles.

The drive ‘Operation Thirst’, launched on July 8-9, also led to the offenders being fined Rs 6,80,855.

Among those arrested were four Pantry Car managers. Several stalls at railway stations were found to be selling packaged drinking water bottles of unauthorized brands, an official statement said.

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Cracking down on the sale of unauthorized brands of drinking water at all major railway stations. Pixabay

Determined to go to the root of the corruption, the special drive will be followed by continuous action by Principal Chief Security Commissioners.

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All the Zonal Principal Chief Security Commissioners (PCSC) were asked to crackdown on the sale of unauthorized packaged water brands. (IANS)