Railways launches E-enabled application to monitor projects

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Tuesday announced that it has launched an E-enabled application to monitor all railway projects through out the country.

The web-enabled information technology (IT) application — Project Management and Information System (PMIS) — was launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu.

Speaking on the occasion, Prabhu said that proper monitoring and management is required for numerous large projects of the railways which are spread throughout the country.

The minister pointed out that the new system will contain all the information about the ongoing projects which will help in reducing the project completion time.

According to the Ministry of Railways, the new application to create technology and knowledge platform will help in project management throughout the entire lifecycle of complex railway projects.

“It is a step in leveraging resources and to empower railways and stakeholders in transforming the way projects are designed, built and commissioned,” the ministry said in a statement.

Currently, PMIS is being implemented in the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah Rail Link (USBRL) project.

“It is planned to roll out PMIS to all the major projects across the country,” the statement added.

“Benefits expected to be accrued from bringing all the projects on PMIS platform include online monitoring and mid-course correction to ensure faster execution.”

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