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Showing posts with label computerisation. Show all posts

Monday, April 29, 2024

CoA - Control Office Application

 CoA  - Control Office Application

Website Link of CoA: https://cris.org.in/loadpage?page=proCOA 

  • CoA stands for Control Office Application 

  • Implemented in all 68 Divisions in Indian Railways 

  • TSR - Train Signal Register - 600 plus locations 

  • TSR - A Register kept at Railway stations to record the actual movement of the Trains.  

Need of CoA

  •  To automate the Control Rooms i.e., nerve centre of Train operations. 

  • To ensure systematic control, monitoring & fluidity of train movements 24/7

  • To capture Train movements real time. 

  • To provide an analytical DSS (Decision Support System) tool for improving operational efficiency. 

Salient features: 

  • Requires the Controllers to enter data related to the train operations (as they receive information from the control points or stations) 

  • Charts the running of the train in a section 

  • Generates the advance forecast based on various operational parameters. 

  • To order trains, view all possible routes, divert or re-route trains. 

  • Has the facility for capturing and viewing details of composition of the train, details of the crew and the Locomotive. 

  • Shows details of line occupancy, caution orders etc. 

  • Designed to facilitate its integration with other applications such as FOIS, ICMS, NTES, PAM, RTIS, REMMLOT and CMS. 

  • Train BPC (Break Power Certificate), Caution Order, Train Order, Regulation, Stabling, Yarding, Train schedule modification, Consist and Train Modification (like Diversion) is shared in between respective applications.

  • TSR data is sent to the CoA divisional server. Further, this data updates in NTES, FOIS and ICMS through CAS server.

CoA Advantages:

  • Removes drudgery (hard work) of the manual system of drawing control charts with various colour pencils. 

  • Trains running information - available - to take decisions quickly 

  • Quick reference tools such as Blocks, Cautions, loco details, crew details, stabled trains and siding position reduces retrieval time of information. 

  •  Paperless operations. Helping a green environment. 

  • Accurate train movement information helps NTES - National Train Enquiry System


Sunday, October 8, 2023

Basic Computer information


 Basic computers Information 

  1. What is the full form of the Internet?

    1. Interconnected Network

  2. What are the uses of the Internet?

    1. Advertising, Video conferencing, online registrations, education, net banking, booking tickets etc.

  3. Who found the internet first?

    1. Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf (American Computer scientists in 1943)

  4.  What was the internet first called?

    1. United States Advanced Research Projects Agency Network(ARPAN)

  5. Who provides us with the Internet?

    1. ISP ( Internet Service Provider company)

  6. What is another name for the internet?

    1. Cyber Server

  7. When was the Internet launched in India?

    1. 15th August 1995

  8. What is the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet?

    1. WWW is a collection of information accessed through the internet and is a global network.

  9. What do you know about ICANN?

    1. It is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on the Internet. 

  1. Who will give an IP address on the internet?

    1. ICANN

  2. What is the full form of IP in computer networking/

    1. IP means Internet Protocol. IP address is the identifier and allows information to be sent between devices on the network. They contain location information and make devices accessible for communication.

  3. What is the full form of HTML?

    1. Hyper Text Markup Language.

  4. What is the full form of URL?

    1. Uniform Resource Locator

  5. Who is the father of email?

    1. Ray Tomlinson

  6. Who is India’s internet father?

    1. Brijendra  K Syngal. ( Former Chairman of Videsh Sanchar Nigam VSNL-  Passed away on 9 th July 2022 at the age of 82)

  7. In which city internet was first introduced?

    1. Mumbai in 1997

  8. What is the full form of TCP IP?

    1. Transmission Control Protocol and Internet protocol

  9. What is the full form of wi-fi?

    1. Wireless Fidelity

  10. What is the full form of DNS?

    1. Domain Name System

  11. What is the Internet archive?

    1. It is a large collection of information on the internet.

  12. What is a web browser?

    1. It is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content of web pages, images, videos and other files.

  13. What is email?

    1. Electronic mail

  14. What is the full form of FTP?

    1. File Transfer Protocol


Friday, May 26, 2023

CRIS – Centre for Railway Information Systems

CRIS – Centre for Railway Information Systems

  • IT Arm of Indian Railways

  • Initially established as Central Organisation for Computerization of freight operations in 1982.

  • CRIS was set up as Society in 1986 (an autonomous organisation)

  • Hqrs: New Delhi

  • Headed by MD – Managing Director

  • Regional Offices: New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Secunderabad.

  • Staff – 800 approx

  • Planning to set up a State of the art Data Centre to house the Indian Railways IT System.  

  • Foray into International projects by entering into an MOU with a sister organization of another national Railway.

  • Chairman: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways.

  • Members: 12 (includes CRB, FC, Member Traffic, Member, Traction, MD/CRIS) 

  • Approximately 50 projects are on hand at CRIS

Successful projects so far 

  1. PRS – Passenger Reservation System

  2. UTS –Unreserved Ticketing System

  3. FOIS – Freight Operations Information System

  4. COA – Control Office Application

  5. CMS – Crew Management System 


Projects at a Glance 

Ticketing & Passenger Services 

  1. PRS – Passenger Reservation System

  2. NGet – Next Generation e-Ticketing

  3. UTS – Unreserved Ticketing System

  4. NTES – National Train Enquiry System

  5. Rates Branch System

  6. Indian Railways Web Portal

  7. Web enabled Claims and Refunds

  8. PMS – Parcel Management System

  9. Handheld Terminal Project for TTEs

  10. PRS Data warehouse

  11. CMS – Coaching Maintenance Management

  12. NGeT Journey Planner 

Freight and Operations 

  1. FOIS – Freight Operations Information System

  2. ICMS – Integrated Coaching Management System

  3. COA – Control Office Application

  4. CMS – Crew Management System

  5. RTIS – Realtime Train Information System

  6. Satsang

  7. Freight Maintenance Management

  8. Railnet Peering Project 

Resource Management 

  1. IREPS – Indian Railway E-Procurement System

  2. AIMS – Accounting Information Management System

  3. RPF Security Management System

Asset management 

  1. TMS – Track Management System

  2. WISE – Workshop Information System

  3. EEMS – Electrical Energy Management System

  4. TDMS – Traction Distribution Management System

  5. Automatic Wagon Identification using RFID

  6. Geographical Information System

  7. SMMS – Signalling Maintenance Management System

  8. SLAM – Software for Locomotive Asset Management 


  1. Locoshed Management System

  2. Network Management System for UTN & FOIS

  3. ICF ERP Project


  1. Enhanced Coaching Refund System

  2. SMS Gateway for IR

  3. IRPSM – Indian Railways Projects Sanction & Management

  4. ROIS – Railway Officers Information System

  5. Reference and File Management System

  6. RORACS – Rail-Road Crossing GAD Approval System

  7. RESS - Railway Employee Self Service

  8. Comprehensive Payroll Processing System

  9. PSAMS – Private Siding Approval & Monitoring System

Final conclusion is: It is high time to ponder about the Single Software Program covering all the above activities for seamless flowing of all data across all the Departments and all the staff at one go by calling Global Tenders or the Project can be taken up by CRIS itself. (like Infosys’s Finacle Core Banking software for Major Banking organizations in the World like SBI)