Indian Railways wishes to install Railway vehicle mounted sensor based “On Board Condition Monitoring System” (OBCMS) that will monitor the health and safety of key components of the coaches, freight cars, locomotives that would finally result in improved safety, improved reliability, higher utilization, increased up‐time and reduced operation cost of the railway assets by enabling Predictive Maintenance and reduction in sudden catastrophic failures of these assets.
OBCMS project of Indian Railways presently is at a very nascent stage. An Expression of Interest (EOI) for development of “OBCMS” has been called for. Since such a system shall be tried out on Indian Railways, the specifications of the same are being firmed up.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 07.04.2017 (Friday).