Railway Accounts Department Examinations

Showing posts with label Wagon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wagon. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 2, 2022




By Shri Pawan, ICF

    • RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification.


    • Used for tracking the Wagons

    • The target of fitting RFID to all the Wagons in Indian Railways by December 2022.


    • CRIS - Nodal Agency


    • Covered so far - 23000 Wagons out of 3.5 Lakh Wagons

    • Currently, Indian Railway is maintained such data manually, which leaves scope for errors.  Using RFID devices will be easier for the railways to know the exact position of all the wagons, locomotives, and coaches.

    • While the RFID tag will be fitted in the rolling stock, trackside readers will be installed at stations and key points along the tracks to read the tag from a distance of about two meters and transmit the wagon identity over a network to a central computer.

    • In this way, each moving wagon can be identified and its movement tracked.

    • With the introduction of RFID, the issue of shortage of wagons, locomotives, and coaches is expected to be addressed in a more transparent and expeditious manner. 

    • Tags should be able to retain data for a period of 20 years or more.

    MCQ or Key Takeaways

    1. RFID stands for Radio Frequency IDentification

    1. Target to fit RFID to all the Wagons in IR - December 2022

    1. Total Number of Wagons in IR - 3.5 Lakhs (approx)