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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 IESApleased 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, w​ill ​witness a further ​reduce ​the Country’s  digital gap. ​T​he 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. 

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