Railway Project To Start 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz Frequency Band To Indian Railways For Public Safety And Security Services At Stations And In Trains.

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When A country INDIA speak about becoming self dependent or independent , what will be the worth of it…..India is a developed country but not yet fully developed comparison with other countries. Looking all problems based on development Economy, Infrastructure, System, Demogrphy  and Demand are the main thing to look on it to make INDIA self dependent.

People across the country going through a crisis   in due time of   pandemic COVID 19, giving a boost  to ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission, the Union Cabinet ,chaired by the Prime Minister Shri  Narendra  Modi has approved the proposal for allotment of 5 MHz Spectrum in 700 MHz frequency band to Indian Railways for public safety and security services at stations and in trains union minister Prakash  Javadekar said after a cabinet meeting.

Government to start 5 years of project in Railways   which will improve the safety of passengers on the transport network .The estimated investment in the project is more than  Rs.25,000 Crore . With this spectrum, Indian Railways has envisaged to provide LTE (Long Term Evolution) based Mobile Train Radio Communication on its route.

For its communication network the railways at present rely on  optical fibre  with the allocation of  fresh spectrum.it will be able to use high-speed radio on a real-time basis.

Looking for  reducing accidents and ensuring passenger safety  Indian Railways has approved TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System), an indigenously developed ATP (Automatic Train Protection) System, which will help in avoiding train collisions

It brings a strategic shift in Railways’ operations and maintenance regime.  It will help in improving the safety and increasing the line capacity to accommodate more trains using the existing infrastructure. The modern rail network will result in reduced transportation cost and higher efficiency. Also, it will attract multinational industries to set up manufacturing units to fulfill the ‘Make in India’ mission and generate employment

The purpose of the LTE for Indian Railways is to provide secure and reliable voice, video and data communication services for operational, safety and security applications. It will be used for modern signalling and train protection systems and ensure seamless communication between loco pilots and guards. It will also enable Internet of Things (IoT) based remote asset monitoring especially of coaches, wagons & locos, and live video feed of CCTV cameras in the train coaches to ensure efficient, safer and faster train operations.

The Spectrum charges may be levied based on formula basis as prescribed by Department of Telecommunications for Royalty Charges and License Fee for Captive use as recommended by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.