Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has collaborated with the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) to take up joint analysis initiatives. NFR is among the 17 railway zones of the Indian Railways and is accountable for operation and growth of rail community all throughout Northeastern states and a few districts of Bihar and West Bengal.
IIT Guwahati can even assist NFR to make their stations plastic-free by offering alternate Biodegradable polymer-based applied sciences.
“Under this collaboration, both the organizations will jointly execute various research projects in the areas not limited to Geotechnical assistance, Structure, Bridges, Information Technology, overhead equipment, Signalling & safety assessment, Artificial Intelligence (AI) based predictive maintenance systems, Internet of Things (IoT) design features, Improving maintenance and operations of rolling stock, yards, train operations and Green Technologies in order to cater the needs of Northeast people and has agreed to partner NFR in developing world-class railway stations in this region,” knowledgeable Prof. TG Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati.
Yogesh Verma, chief planning and design engineer, NFR, emphasised that the multi-disciplinary strategy could be adopted to discover options to the issues with an purpose in the direction of bettering upkeep and operations of prepare working and different recognized fields underneath this cooperation.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Vimal Katiyar, Dean, Research & Development, IIT Guwahati, and Mr. Yogesh Verma, Chief Planning & Design Engineer, NFR.
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