Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, (IITG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) to collaborate on research projects aiming at improving maintenance and operations of train running in the region and other fields.
- The MoU was signed by IITG’s Dean, Research and Development, Vimal Katiyar and the NFR’s Chief Planning and Design Engineer, Yogesh Verma.
i.To make stations plastic-free IIT-G will be providing alternate biodegradable polymer-based technologies to NFR.
ii.It also aims to develop world class railway stations in the areas under the NFR.
iii.Apart from this IIT-G will also provide cutting edge technical know-how and training support in multi-facet areas to fulfil the requirements of theNFR.
This collaboration focuses on projects in fields of geo-technical assistance, structure, bridges, Information Technology, overhead equipment, signalling and safety assessment, Artificial Intelligence-based predictive maintenance systems and Internet of Things design features.
The collaboration will also ensure improving maintenance and operations of,
- rolling stock
- train operations
- green technologies
About North East Frontier Railway (NFR):
The NFR is one of the 17 railway zones of the Indian Railways and is responsible for the operation and expansion of railway networks across Northeastern states and some districts of Bihar and West Bengal.
About IIT Guwahati: