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Over 3.5 lakh railway coaches will now have RFID tags

Updated : January 30, 2020 09:16 PM IST

The Indian Railways will now use RFID tags to track its coaches and wagons. RFID or radio-frequency identification tag will help provide information about the wagon, including its history.

It will help reduce network congestion and avoid connectivity issues. RFID tags will also result in better utilisation of assets ad it can read data even at a speed of 182 kilometre per hour.

The project will cost around Rs 112 crore. RFID tags will be installed in 3.5 lakh coaches by 2021.
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