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Help design railway coaches and win Rs 12 lakh cash reward! Here is how to do it

The railways has invited innovative ideas from the public on how to increase passenger-carrying capacity of coaches, ensure easy accessibility to trains from low-level platforms and develop new digital capabilities at stations.


Help design railway coaches and win Rs 12 lakh cash reward! Here is how to do it

New Delhi: This is one opportunity of a lifetime to help design the railway coaches of the Indian Railways and win cash rewards for the same.

The railways has invited innovative ideas from the public on how to increase passenger-carrying capacity of coaches, ensure easy accessibility to trains from low-level platforms and develop new digital capabilities at stations.

The invitation, open to all citizens and sections of people across the country, also has cash rewards for best innovative ideas.

The railways said the prizes will be given away on best ideas including new design of wagons for efficient loading and transportation of new commodities.

A campaign has been launched by the railways seeking innovative ideas from all citizens/sections of the country to improve working of the public transporter, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

Almost every citizen of the country has personal experience with the railways, thus it is hoped that they will participate in this campaign with full zeal and zest.

In order to encourage people's participation in the contest, the railways has offered total six prizes worth Rs 12 lakh. The railways has categorised five challenges that are aimed at promoting innovation in the country by focusing on specific problems being faced by the public transporter.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced in his budget that a campaign would be launched in this regard.

The official said that today's generation is very innovative and technology savvy and the coming time will be completely digital. Thus, the railways can benefit a lot if innovative ideas are sought from all citizens and the chosen ones are implemented.

The campaign will be a kind of brainstorming for all.

According to the railways, participation procedure, terms and conditions, eligibility, guidelines are available at website -- https://innovate.Mygov.In/. Last date for submitting online application is December 20.

 

With PTI Inputs

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