Eastern Railway turns to AI-basedsolutions for enhanced safety
   Date :19-May-2024

EASTERN Railway (ER) will start using Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology to enhance passenger safety, an official said on Saturday. Eastern Railway CPRO KaushikMitra saidthatamong the latest advancements is an AI-driven wheel prediction software for locomotives. “This software meticulously monitors locomotive wheel dimensions and is set to revolutionise maintenance practices by minimising human error,” he said. He said that the wheel prediction software boasts several key features designed to streamline operations and enhance safety.
“Built on a cloud-based platform,using Google Sheets, the software offersa seamless user experience, enabling personnel to input wheel measurements directly from their mobile devices. By analysingthedataprovided,thesoftwareaccurately predicts the probable date when flange or rootwear will exceed prescribedlimits, allowing for timelymaintenance interventions,”Kaushik Mitra. He informed that throughprecise monitoring and predictive analytics, the softwarecontributestowardsextendingthe lifespan of locomotivewheels, ultimately reducingmaintenance costs andenhancing operational efficiency