Railways to implement ERP project

Railways to implement ERP project

Railways to implement ERP project

With the government’s Digital India initiative in full swing, the Railway Ministry is looking to implement the world’s biggest enterprise resource planning (ERP) project, according to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

“We have taken a lot of initiatives to revamp and modernise Indian Railways. The ERP project undertaken by the Railways is the largest such IT project undertaken by any country,” Prabhu said while speaking at the launch event of the Association of MSMEs in Information Technology (AIM-IT).

“Our ministry has started a special fund of Rs 50 crore to support IT companies coming up with innovative solutions for Railways. We are looking for solutions in critical areas such as customer interface and also IT security. Cyber security is also of utmost importance to us,” Prabhu added.

Speaking on the occassion, AIM-IT founder chairman Vinit Goenka said that the government needs to tap technology to solve infrastructural issues. 

“India is the fourth largest base for new businesses in the world and home to over 3,100 tech startups. It is time that the government taps into these new, technology driven companies to help India solve infrastructural issues that have been stunting its growth since independence,” Goenka said.

Currently, India is deprived of research and innovation due to irrational and biased policy strategies of large corporate houses and IT MNCs from the West who dominate the IT sector. 

“We strongly feel that if the government includes MSMEs in IT, then we will see path-breaking and cost effective solutions in the transport sector,” Goenka added.  

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