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Indian Railway Knowledge Portal

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today launched Indian Railway Knowledge Portal namely www.kportal.indianrailways.gov.in which has aggregated most of the available knowledge about Indian Railways at one location and has also tried to encompass as much knowledge as possible, by linking websites, documents etc. for dissemination of knowledge on Indian Railways.  This portal is an initiative of the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara. This portal is an aggregation of information, with links to resources of the Indian Railways, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, innovations and best practices.  
Indian Railway Knowledge Portal:
  • This Knowledge Portal features  all subjects of Indian Railways, Railway Research and Development, use of ICT in Indian Railways, listing of major  International Railway Journals, linking of existing Indian Railway Libraries and also World Railways in one web page.  
  • It has e-access to existing libraries of Railways, and all the libraries are being clustered to have a single interface through e-Granthalaya by NIC.
  • The Knowledge Portal Home Page also gives a brief of all the social media activities of the Indian Railway sites.  It has web pages on fan clubs, heritage, and rail museums across the world.  
  • In short, it is a ‘one stop’ arrangement for people who are interested in Indian Railways both from a strictly technical point of view as well as enthusiasts.  It is envisaged that it  shall be a virtual learning point where people will be able to login to the website and go for off-line or online learning. 
  • It is mobile and tablet friendly and is easily navigable.It has been an in house effort of IT Faculty of the Academy with bare minimum cost for website development, about Rs 70,000.
  • The National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) is the alma mater for the Officers of the Indian Railways. It is situated in Vadodara. It provides training to all levels of Indian Railway officers, from probationers to General Managers.