Now, a mathematical formula will be used to optimise the productivity of passenger trains by determining the number of locomotives required for each train, the railways said today.
The railways has a fleet of about 3,300 electric and diesel locomotive passenger trains across the country. Locomotives are deployed to run passenger trains through cyclic schedules called locomotive links.
Hitherto, locomotive links were being manually prepared by the respective sixteen zones to operate the allocated trains.
“Ministry of Railways, with the help of experts, has evolved and implemented the software based decision support system to optimise the deployment of locomotives to run passenger trains at an all India level,” the ministry said in a statement. Read More…