Rail Ministry Takes Initiative For The Growth of AI & ML In Industry 4.0

  • The project has been undertaken in association with the Department of Science & Technology and IIT-Kanpur.
  • The project will be launched at the state of the art Modern Coach Factory (MCF) in Raebareli.

In a move to bolster the growth of digital technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), Big Data, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing, the Railway ministry, Department of Science & Technology and IIT-Kanpur have collaborated to work on a project for the growth of Industry 4.0.  

The project will be launched at Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli.

Industry 4.0 which is commonly referred to as the fourth industrial revolution aims to increase productivity among manufacturing technologies through automation, interconnectivity and data exchange.

As per a statement issued by the Railway ministry, Industry 4.0 is a complex Cyber-Physical System which synergises production with digital technologies, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing.

Fostering and Promoting R&D

MCF is a state-of-the-art coach manufacturing unit with the capacity to manufacture 1,000 passenger coaches annually.

Rajesh Agarwal, Railway Board (Member Rolling Stock), said, “About Rs 4,000 crore are expected to be spent in years to come in Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D in this emerging field of research.”

Fe further added, “Full transition to the digital factory using ”Industry 4.0” across entire value chain from design to production will help enhance productivity hugely by providing insight into production process to take the decisions in real time basis.”

Industry 4.0 is based on cyber/physical digital system and involves various packages, systems, applications and Hardware within Design/Planning, Networking and Production, which will be added in a modular and incremental manner in MCF.