Railway Budget Quotes From M.N.Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association
This budget, Indian Railways has taken a step further towards Smarter Transportation. We are immensely pleased about the Ministry of Railways’ intent to make travelling more commuter friendly. We are clearly inching towards a technology-driven Rail dispensation. GPS-based digital display in coaches and the introduction of bar-coded tickets not only bring more transparency but will also enhance security and comfort for the travelling public.The scheme of wi-fi installations in 500 railway stations by next year, will witness a further reduce the Country’s digital gap. The technology infrastructure has to be upgraded, keeping in view the growth in passenger-cargo traffic, with a 20-year perspective. The semiconductor companies will have a significant role to play to enable the FM radio stations to work effectively in the running trains. Overall, a good Railway Budget for the players in the tech space and we believe, that IT and ESDM landscape will continue to contribute to the development of Indian Railways.