Indian Railways launches first consolidated bridge management system


Indian Railways launches first consolidated bridge management system

Days after a bridge in Mumbai collapsed on a railway track, the railways on Thursday launched its first consolidated Bridge Management System (IR-BMS), a web-enabled IT application to store data on its 1.5 lakh bridges.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday launched BMS for “meaningful assimilation, analysis and dissemination of information related to various activities” about its bridges, a statement from the national transporter said.

The web-based platform will show the bridge master data, works data, information regarding inspection/monitoring and maintenance of the bridges and other essentials.

Goyal at the launch, also felicitated artists whose work at seven railway stations across the country won them the top prize in the national transporter’s in-house station beautification contest. Read More

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