• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Modernization of passenger reservation system: Indian Railways dilemma

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Modernization of passenger reservation system: Indian Railways' dilemma Case Analysis of Modernization of Passenger Reservation System BY Sunil Kumar Ray Roll No. 2218624 Parthasarathy V V Roll No. 2218912 Venu Babu V Roll No. 2218915 Rajesh Bhagwan Kondle Roll No. 2218607 Objective How CRIS can modernize the Present passenger reservation system (PRS) smoothly without any hitches for the passengers and Indian railway. Key observations of the case 1. Present passenger reservation system is time tested and very reliable. It handles over 1 million transactions per day. 2. The original PRS software was developed in FORTRAN in 1985. The original PRS went through three versions. Thereafter, in 1997, the software was largely rewritten in C by CRIS. So the Indian Railway has changed the PRS earlier too but in a phased manner to make sure system gets enough time to stabilize with each change and does not impact existing business. 3. It took around 14 years to roll out all India implementation for current PRS from 1985 to 1999. 4. On average the system collects over Rupees 200 million in daily revenue. 5. Average uptime of the system is around 99.2% and average transaction latency is less than 3 seconds. ...read more.

Middle

Starting with one station and few trains should be made available on new system and then slowly migrating more trains and stations. This will gives new system enough time to stabilize and get tested for increasing load rather than testing it for 7 millions plus transactions and taking a huge risk of a big failure. 6. Indian railway should continue with its existing system by enhancing it incrementally for only must needed features till new system is developed and proved to be reliable over time. This will make sure Indian Railway is never on the risk of loosing serious business and can always use existing system as backup till new system stabilizes. 7. Given the new system has to develop complex business logic it will not be easy to implement everything right at first attempt. So IR should go for incremental development of new system. 8. Indian railway should definitely re-use some of the best features of existing system to control cost of developing new system. The existing features like proprietary networking protocol to share information between 5 clustered servers connected through its own leased lines. ...read more.

Conclusion

Yep, the cost is a big issue in this situation. It is interesting because I just associate this to Riley's idea of funding (which I believe is a very good point). If IR has support from government, the cost of operating tow system should not be a problem. If not, I think I will still consider the smooth changing process to be the first priority as IR should be responsible for all travelers. RD: 3) Attitude/willingness of IR employees to adopt a new PRS and following that, their perceived ability to do this efficiently (with a reasonable amount of training). JC: I really like the idea of that as well and I think the attitude or willingness of employees is very important for any company which planning to make a change. To further this point, I am thinking how about the attitude of the public as they might be another group of people that influence by both systems. IR might concern whether travelers are willing to accept the inconvenience during the system changing period or they are hoping to maintain the existing situation. Just a thought as it might be too far away from the case. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Management Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Management Studies essays

  1. SWOT Analysis. The objective of the paper is to analyze Toyota and Honda ...

    4,202 135.60% 10.2% 6.80% 30,670 17,410 176.20% 8.50% 6.10% 5 Honda 3,647 9,508 38.60% 6.6% 15.30% 41,155 39,274 104.90% 11.40% 13.70% Total Industry Volume 55,703 62,205 89.50% 100% 100% 361,575 286,135 126.40% 100% 100% Source: http://www.thaidriver.com/2010/totalnews.php?id=2520 As Table1 shows that Toyota is the leader in the market which account for 41.2% of Thailand's total industry volume in 2011.

  2. General Management - organisation, leadership and theories.

    Creativity Creativity is the development of novel solutions to perceived problems. Creative individuals develop ideas that can be adopted by the organization. The Creative Individual The Creative Organization or Department 1. Conceptual fluency Open-mindedness 1. Open channels of communication Contact with outside sources Overlapping territories Suggestion systems, brainstorming, nominal group techniques 2.

  1. The Indian E-commerce case study - Snapdeal group buying site.

    A more recent survey by Juxt says that with 4 out of every 5 surfers, shopping online. These numbers indicate that globally, India could be the most attractive e-commerce market, with the potential to explode. 1.2 Company History Snapdeal is a group buying website started in February 2010, by CEO of Jasper InfoTech Mr.

  2. Amul Indian Milk Cooperative Company. History and Organisation.

    In 1964, the then Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri came to inaugurate cattle feed factory owned by Amul near Anand. Impressed by the cooperative's success, he expressed his wish to "transplant the spirit of Anand in many other places".

  1. EIS system

    Tasks that need to interface with one another include: -assist to reduce operating costs -support Day-to-Day Management -Support Strategic Planning -design engineering - order tracking from acceptance through fulfillment - the revenue cycle from invoice through cash receipt -managing interdependencies of complex Bill of Materials -tracking the 3-way match between

  2. Information System

    is needed, and is it outdated when it is received or when it is to be used? If the information is not available when needed or if it is outdated by the time it is used, then it has little or no value in decision making, problem solving, or control activities.

  1. BUSINESS PLAN FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF

    Even so, it does not impose a threat on our business. Inflation: Bulgaria faced an inflation peak (15.3%) in mid-2008, under the skyrocketing pricing of real estates. In the following quarters the confidence in the economy started to decline, as the economy was affected by the worldwide financial crisis and liquidity shortage.

  2. Report on Bata in India

    its buildings in 1969, and the latest exercise which will cover all fixed assets is expected to substantially prop up its reserves. 1998 Bata India, a subsidiary of the Canadian multinational Bata Shoe Organisation, has suspended its after-sales service. - Every Bata outlet, 1,000 owned and over 600 joint ventures were expected to sell Hush Puppies, Marie Claire and Adidas.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work