Indian Railways has been working aggressively to improve train journeys for its passengers. Now, in the latest development, the Railway Board has decided to implement 20 innovations by its employees to make train journeys safer and improve passenger comfort – such as a bell warning to alert travellers minutes before a train departs, real-time CCTV monitoring inside coaches, the printing of unreserved tickets through mobile applications – on a mass scale.
Noteworthy, Indian Railways had launched a dedicated portal in 2018 to solicit the good ideas attempted by its employees across zones, aiming to implement some of them across its network. Since then, zonal railways have uploaded their entries on the web portal. From September 2018 to December 2019, the portal received 2,645 entries. Of which, the Board has identified 20 for initial mass scale implementation across the railway network, according to an order issued by it on July 10.