On December 31, 2019, The Ministry of Railway (MoR) has accorded Organised Group ‘A’ status (OGAS) to Railway Protection Force (RPF) and also renamed RPF as Indian Railway Protection Service (IRPS). The notice of renaming was issued by the Joint Director of Railway Board Amitabh Joshi on December 30, 2019.IR creates Passenger Friendly Information System at Anakapalle Station, AP:
The Indian Railways (IR) has introduced new Passenger Information System at Anakapalle Railway Station of Vijayawada Division of Andhra Pradesh(AP) in South Central Railway (SCR). The system has been introduced to provide better features and easy guidance to the passengers and also to enhance satisfactory user experience. The cost of the equipment is Rs 10 lakhs including supply, installation, commissioning and onsite warranty of 3 years.
i.Features: This new information system comprises of both “At a Glance Display Board” and “Coach Guidance Display Board” to give glance of the status of various train timings at the station and to provide coach composition position of a train respectively.
ii.Train arrival estimation: The arrival of the trains at the station is taken based on the real time location of the trains by updating the data continuously from the Centralized Railway Information System (CRIS) server from time to time.
iii.Display information: Automated display information about the trains expected at the station is displayed in trilingual forms. i.e., Telugu, English and Hindi.
iv.Data modifications: The system will also provide facility for operator to modify the data instantly in case of any emergencies.
About Railway Protection Force(RPF):
Founded- 27 July 1872
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Act- Railway Protection Force Act, 1957.
Motto- “Attaining honor”.