To tackle the massive rush of passengers during the upcoming Kumbh Mela, Indian Railways is all set to use technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), in a big way. The national transporter will deploy as many as 800 special trains.
According to an IANS report, in a first of its kind initiative in Indian Railways, IBM Intelligent Video Analytics will be pressed into service. This will be done to ensure crowd control at not only railway stations but also adjoining areas during the Ardh Kumbh Mela. Additionally, a new mobile app called Kumbh Rail Seva will be launched by the national transporter to disseminate information to train users and others travelling to Kumbh Mela.
North Central Railway General Manager Rajeev Choudhury was quoted in the report saying that the action plan for the event has been finalized, taking all possible factors into consideration. Indian Railways will be using technology in a significant way in order to facilitate crowd movement in a smooth way. Read More