Indian Railways launches 'Ideal Train Profile'
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Indian Railways has introduced 'Ideal Train Profile' for maximum capacity utilisation and income generation by regularly analysing movement of demand in each train in reserved express trains.
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The project has been started on a pilot basis in seven Zonal Railways - Eastern, Central, Northern, Southern, South Central, Western and West Central Railways.
This project has been implemented in more than 200 trains so far.
Through this facility, it is expected to increase the availability of confirmed seats and increase the number of passengers in the train by 5 percent.
This module has been developed after two years of hard work by the Railway team under the leadership of R Gopalakrishnan.
'Ideal Train Profile' is a seat capacity optimization decision aid. It allows more than 5,000 combinations of ticket and class for a single date train journey.
It will also help Railways to review train quota from time to time to address the changing demand mix due to holidays, festivals etc.
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