DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu advocated for the use of cutting edge technology in the transportation sector, stressing that technology is the solution of every problem.
“We need to modernise, upgrade our infrastructure and find technology solution. All problems can be solved through technology…Right technology is the answer,” he said here while inaugurating an event on the use of modern technology in railway signalling system here on April 19, reports PTI.
The public transporter has organised a workshop on adaption and sustainability of modern technologies in railway signalling with focus on skill development and Make in India.
He said there is a need to focus on safety as it is a much larger issue.
“There is a need for upgradation of signalling and balancing it with safety. With safety, there is a greater need for upgradation of signalling. We have to identify new technology and also for training required to use it,” Prabhu said.
He said cutting-edge technology in communication can be used in transportation sector.
Adaptation of modern technologies like Centralised Traffic Control, Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Signalling provide low-cost solution for safety at higher speeds and throughout enhancement.
“We should constantly develop, modernise (the system) and make it suitable for contemporary times,” Prabhu said.