Indian Railways Receives 297 Proposals under its “StartUps for Railways’ Initiative From Startups

The Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the ministry was presented with suggestions to resolve 11 challenges

According to the tweet of Minister, the highest request was received to fix the rail detection system that was broken.

In July, Vaishnaw announced in June the Railways Innovation Policy

The Indian Railways received 297 proposals from start-ups as part of the ‘StartUps for Rails initiative Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Friday.

Vaishnaw said that the ministry had received suggestions to address 11 issues.

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According to the tweet from Minister Ardern, the most comprehensive suggestion was made for the malfunctioning rail detection system. The total number of proposals received for this problem was 43. then the creation of an on-line control system to monitor the condition of the traction motors of electric locomotives with three phases (42) as well as automation of tracks inspections (40).

However, problems relating in problems with the Headway Improvement System for suburban sections that are compatible to the Indian Railways National ATP system received the least amount of proposals (4).

In the month of June Vaishnaw introduced in June, the Railways In June, the Railways Policy to boost the involvement of startups within the railways sector. The ministry announced that it would pick startups in a position to develop affordable products and solutions to railways. Indian Railways.

In the first week of the announcement, Vaishnaw said that with the platform, startups will have a chance to establish relationships with Railways.

In the first phase of the programme, eleven issues, such as headway reduction, fractured rail, and headway reduction. were addressed, and the ministry received more than 100 problems from different areas, divisions, or field offices of Railways.

In this policy, an grant of up of INR 1.5 Cr declared. In order to make the whole policy transparent and transparent The entire process, starting with the formulation of issue statements through the creation of a prototype was put online and with a timetable according to the ministry.

The ministry stated that prototype tests will be carried out within Railways however, it added that more funds would be made available to speed up deployments based upon the success of prototypes.

In addition to the other important aspects that the plan outlines, the minister stated that the formulated Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) will remain with the innovators only.

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