Indian Railways in partnership with IIT Kanpur has launched a Satellite Imaging for Rail
Navigation project through which passengers can know the real time position of a train. better known as project SIMRAN, this system heralds a new era of using ICT for monitoring railway operations.
The Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC) documents best practices in governance in India in support of further replication. For this purpose, select initiatives that are significantly contributing towards the betterment of public service delivery are identified by the GKC research team. The team conducted extensive secondary research using credible web sources to establish the suitability of project SIMRAN as a best practice. This research reflected the manner in which the effective utilization of ICT tools under the project is strengthening the operation of Indian railways and benefitting passengers and railway authorities alike.