The Ministry of Railways and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 17 March 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding Effective Use of Space Technology in Remote Sensing and Graphic Information System (GIS) based Governance Application for Indian Railways.
The MoU was signed by Shobhan Chaudhuri, Railway Board Executive Director (Telecom Development), on behalf of Railways and Dr. P.G. Diwakar, Deputy Director, on behalf of ISRO.
The MoU aims for developing applications in the field of remote sensing and GIS for remote sensing at unmanned railway crossing including, all geospatial solutions and customized software solutions for providing reliable, efficient and optimal solutions to Railways in its various areas of operation thereby benefiting the rail user.
The MoU was signed in the context of Suresh Prabhu’s special mention in his budget announcement regarding geospatial and enhanced use of Space technology in various sectors of governance.
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When: 17 March 2016