Published On: Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015

Suresh Prabhu Flags off Trains Remotely Through Telepresence Service of Railtel, A Railway’s PSU

Newt2015013061807 Delhi: It was an inauguration with a twist when Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, flagged off four Express trains from Bengaluru yesterday remotely through Telepresence Service of RailTel, a PSU of Railways. All the four flag offs were done remotely from concourse area of Bangalore City Railway station itself. Hon’ble Minister flagged off the trains starting from Kamakya (Guwahati) in North East Frontier Railway, Patna in East Central Railway, Tata Nagar in South Eastern Railway and Bangalore in South Western Railway over the Tele presence (TP) service provided by RailTel, the ICT arm of Indian Railways.

Telepresence offers a more engaging video conference with cutting edge technology, so that the parties involved feel the immersive presence of participants at different locations. The service is designed to improve collaboration, save executive time, reduce costs and carbon footprint with no capital investment and obsolescence risk says Shri A. Seshagiri Rao, Director, Network, Planning and Marketing of RailTel. RailTel has a PAN India MPLS Network and the TP runs over the network.

About RailTel

RailTel Corporation a “Mini Ratna (Category-I)” PSU of Ministry of Railways, is the largest neutral telecom services providers in the country owning a Pan-India optic fiber network covering all important towns & cities of the country and several rural areas covering 70% of India’s population. RailTel is in the forefront in providing nationwide Broadband Telecom & Multimedia Network in all parts of the country in addition to modernization of Train operations and administration network systems for Indian Railways. With its Pan India high capacity network, RailTel is working towards creating a knowledge society at various fronts and has been selected for implementation of various mission-mode Govt. of India projects in the telecom field.

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