- The sensor-based equipment, known as on Board Condition Monitoring System, will be installed to monitor the condition of tracks, coaches, wagons and locomotives, and send early signal to the control room in case of any deficiency.
- By installing these sensors exact condition can be known through micro-analysis of data and will help in reducing the possibility of sudden catastrophic failures
- Railway Ministry is planning to procure 6,800 sensor-based systems and will install in selected assets on a trial basis in the current fiscal at an estimated cost of ₹63 crore.
- The system will be fitted on wheels and the control room will receive signals through vibrations.
- Currently this system is use by Railways of US and UK, while Israel is using it in aircraft and helicopter service.
- Railways will open Expression of Interest (EoI) on September 7 seeking global response from interested vendors