FOIS TMS Module 524* locations on IR 212 locations on VSAT 324 locations online covering 376 sites 126 locations printing RR online covering 176 sites Around 1100 PCs and 400 printers supplied so far 668 PCs and 612 printers under supply *(3 locations of SR – 1 as P2, 1 closed, 1 HOM port location didn’t commission at all.)
TMS VSAT locations 212 TMS locations have to be commissioned on VSATs by IRPMU Railway Board’s target was June 2006. IRPMU’s revised target is Sept 2006 53 VSATs have been installed upto 30.06.06 37 of these were commissioned upto June 2006 The target for July 2006 is for commissioning 64 locations on VSAT Target for 118 (64+53) locations is 15 th Aug 2006 72 locations have been commissioned upto 10.08.06
IMPACT ON TARGET- FOIS V-SAT DEPENDENT TMS SITES(212) WILL TAKE LONGER TO STABLISE RESPONSE TIME ISSUES (1500 vs700 msecs) CHANGE IN HUB FROM VENDOR’S TO OUR OWN (Realignment of each dish)
DECISION/ASSITANCE- FOIS Nomination of 2 Rates Inspectors by each zone to CAO/FOIS for verification of referential database and testing of software changes due to rates circulars Board’s directive for AT/generator supply from station to TMS site
STATUS-COA Pilot project under trial at Madurai and Trivandrum divisions of SR DOMs/SrDOMs visiting TVC/MDU and their reports being sent to CRIS continuously for necessary changes/enhancements Tender for customization of software for IR under finalization in CRIS. Tender for hardware and roll out to 23 divisions also under finalization in CRIS (Phase I) Strategy for roll out – In three phases Phase I – SR, SCR, SWR, CR, ECOR, SECR Phase II – WR, WCR, NCR, NR, NWR Phase III – SER, ER, ECR, NER. NFR
ISSUES-COA Integration with dataloggers Links with RFID/GPS based tracking systems Integration with FOIS, COIS, CMS and other public interface systems like NTES, Call centers etc Record keeping of Control chart information – policy for archival
IMPACT ON TARGET- COA Board’s target for IR (76 locations) – Mar 2007 Latest review with CRIS indicates that software and hardware may become available by Dec 2006 Roll out @ 7 divisions per month Mar 200721 divisions Jun 200742 divisions Dec 200776 divisions
DECISION/ASSITANCE- COA Telecom and C&IS directorates to decide terms and conditions for acquisition of interface software from Datalogger suppliers Safety and C&IS directorates to help freeze archival policy
STATUS-ICMS Enhanced scope Punctuality Module Implemented on IR. Migrated module will be given for testing by the end of July 2006 Coaching Stock Management Module Being implemented in three phases Software ready and under field trials at Nizamuddin & Chennai Ready for roll out Timetabling Module Time table simulation module’s system requirements under discussion
STATUS-ICMS Enhanced scope (contd) Coaching Stock Maintenance Module Scope of Mechanical module has been enhanced from capturing of coaching depot maintenance related activities to automation of C&W department It covers 154 depots & 975 coaching locations. Scope of Electrical Maintenance module defines only 8 technical modules developed by NR under MIS projects. It also does not give assessment of hardware & user specifications.
ICMS – Coaching Stock Management Module Phase I – 114 terminals at 41 locations Target for implementation 31 st Aug 2006 Phase II - 78 terminals at 34 locations Target for implementation 31 st Oct 2006 Phase III - 128 terminals at58 locations Target for implementation 31 st Dec 2006 Training 186 staff from 136 locations trained so far Training labs being set up to take care of additional training needs Equipment Thin clients and printers supplied to all locations Datacom equipment- 57 LAN extenders supplied. Rest under supply UPSs to be procured by zonal railways – implementation held up for want of UPSs 14 locations commissioned – NR-1, WR-9, SECR-3 & SR-1 107 locations have been provided connectivity.
ISSUES-ICMS Purchase of UPS – zonal railways Supply of datacom equipment by CRIS Freezing the scope of Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Modules – Railway Board 450 pair modemsPO placed. Supply in a month 144 pair LAN extenders Supply completed 112 routersTC negotiation
IMPACT ON TARGET- ICMS Three months delay due to supply of UPS and datacom equipment Mar 2007Phase I & II – 192 locations Jun 2007All 320 locations
DECISION/ASSITANCE- ICMS C&IS directorate to facilitate freezing of scope for Mechanical & Electrical Maintenance Modules in view of dropping of work from MIS C&IS directorate to sanction & release funds for time tabling module.
STATUS-CMS Detailed estimate of Rs 38.16 crores sanction by Railway Board. 302 lobbies to be covered, out of which 261 are integrated lobbies. Target for completion 7.3.2007
STATUS-CMS Application under development and testing for Freight module Coaching, shunting and pilot module Suburban module Site Preparation Lump sum sanctioned @ Rs 1,31,728 for major and Rs 82,890 for minor lobbies Target for readiness Aug 2006 Terminal Equipment Under vetting Target of Phase I supply - Dec 2006 Datacom Equipment Under vetting. Will be procured through CRIS Training Core group and core implementers will be trained at CRIS Core group identified on all 16 zonal railways Training labs being set up at 5 locations
ISSUES - CMS Difference in interpretation of Board’s circulars by zonal railways in calculation of running allowance
IMPACT ON TARGET- CMS Board’s target – 302 sites by Mar 2007 Latest review with CRIS indicates software and hardware will be available only by Dec 2006. Going by the FOIS and other roll out experience, commissioning of 30 sites per month would be a reasonable target March 2007100 sites Dec 2007202 sites
DECISION/ASSITANCE- CMS Nomination of Committee of ED s of Electrical, Mechanical, Personnel & Finance for practice to be adapted for computation of running allowance and other issues / business reengineering
GENERAL ISSUES- V-SAT HECL CONTRACT-235(+ OR- 25%) TOTAL NEED-477477 HUB CAPACITY-500 (CAN GO UPTO 1000) TRANSPONDER HIRING ISSUE
Problems relating to the VSAT Network Poor Application Response Time owing to High Round Trip Time (RTT) RTT varies between 1600 – 2400 ms for a 1000 Byte Packet Size vis-à-vis the desirable value of 1200-1400 ms. High Delay Variation i.e. Jitter leading to inconsistency in the Application Response Time.
VSAT Issues Contd.. Voice communication facility not yet provided at the VSAT sites. Video Conference requirement between CRIS & zonal Rly. Hqrs. not addressed. Requirement of providing connectivity to a FOIS location using a terrestrial link from the VSAT based location not met. Backhaul Link Failure leads to total outage of all VSAT based locations. For instance, complete failure from 14:00 hrs on 26.06.06 to 10:20 hrs of 27.06.06
VSAT Service Levels VSAT Network to operate using Shared Hub Services from HECL till Railway owned Hub is commissioned. Service Level Agreement w.r.t. Quality of Service (QoS) not available with the user Bandwidth Allocations/ Channel Access Mechanism on the Outbound & Inbound channels not known Status report of Captive Hub Project not available.
VSAT Migration to our own HUB Migration Plan for shifting the Remote VSATs to our own HUB needs to be worked out while specifying the following parameters: -Service disruption due to re-alignment of Antenna/Tx-Rx Frequency at each remote site. -Time required for establishing end-to-end connectivity between remote site and the FOIS datacentre -Overall Stabilization of the VSAT Network
GENERAL ISSUES - INFRASTRUTURE INVESTMENT SPACE-BLDG MANPOWER DISASTER TOLERANCE
GENERAL ISSUES - TRAINING CURRICULAM IN TRAINING INSTITUTES- TRAFFIC,MECHANICAL,ELECTRICAL -MPP DTE’S ROLE ADDITIONALTRAINING CENTERS –5 (DLI,SC,BB,HWH,TPJ)
Growth of IT projects in IR IR’s capital budget for IT is Rs. 273 crore in 2006-07 It is projected to increase to about Rs. 900 crore to Rs. 1200 crore by 2010 – 2011 To make this scale of operation possible, requirement of space and other facilities for CRIS and FOIS organization needs to be significantly increased
Statement of Expenditure of the Projects under CAO/FOIS YEAREXPENDITURE (Rs. in Crores) 2000 – 200122.8 2001 – 200230.4 2002 – 200317.4 2003 – 200417.0 2004 – 200530.4 2005 – 200640.0
Anticipated increase in strength of FOIS and space requirement Year Approx IT budget (Rs. Crore) FOIS manpower (total) Manpower based in HQ Bare seating space (sq m) Support space Training areas, central control room etc. Total space requirement (sq m) 2006- 07300264140420 2101050 2007- 08360317160480 2401200 2008- 09450396200600 3001500 2009-10540475240720 3601800 2010-11650572290870 4352175 2011-128007043601080 5402700