Coal India on Monday entered a Memorandum of Understanding with Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), a wing under Ministry of Railways for data sharing to rationalise coal supply matrix through rail mode.
The access to data through Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) of Indian Railways would help Coal India monitor movement of coal laden rakes and coal despatch activity. The move would provide precise details of loading, weighment and unloading details along with turnaround time of rakes.
The information would help minimise the instances of under loading and overloading of rakes and untangles the knots benefitting CIL, Railways and the consumers, an official said.
The information will also ease the way for faster billing and bill monitoring process replacing the manual entry of railway receipts with instantaneous online transfer.
The data sets shared by CRIS provides CIL information on sanctioned coal and rake programmes, rake demand, rake detention and diversion details which helps the coal companies plan their supplies.