Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad today i.e., 16th February, 2023 in the august presence of Shri D.K Singh, Managing Director, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS). The Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics is a state-of-the-art facility that has been set up to promote research and development in the area of data analytics for the Indian Railways. Shri Ravi Padi, Regional General Manager, CRIS, Secunderabad and Principal Heads of the Departments, SCR were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Arun Kumar Jain stated that the Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics is an important initiative by CRIS, which will help Indian Railways in enhancing the efficiency of its operations and services. The use of data analytics in the railways can help in further improving passenger experience, optimizing utilization of resources and enhancing overall efficiency of the railways, he added.
Shri D.K Singh expressed his happiness at the launch of Centre of Excellence for Data Analytics at Rail Nilayam. He stated that the centre will help to leverage the power of data analytics to improve operations, enhance the passenger experience and ensure the safety and security of passengers.
The centre will bring together experts from the field of data analytics and railway technology to work on cutting-edge research projects aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Indian Railways. The centre will work on several research projects related to data analytics including improving passenger experience through the analysis of customer feedback, optimizing the utilization of resources to reduce costs and improve efficiency and the development of predictive maintenance models for trains and infrastructure. The centre will also collaborate with leading academic and research institutions in India to promote knowledge sharing and innovation in the field of data analytics.
CRIS is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. It is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of major IT systems of Indian Railways including the Passenger Reservation System, Freight Operations Information System, and Integrated Coaching Management System. CRIS also provides IT consultancy and technical support to other railways in India and abroad.