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Railways will use AI to track the movement of cockroaches inside Pantry

21, May 2018 By dasu

New Delhi: Indian Railways which has always been at the forefront in adopting latest technology has come forward to address a problem that is bugging railway commuters for last fifty odd years.

“We have already taken lead in using artificial intelligence to detect flaws or problems in the signaling system on a real-time basis or to control air circulation in Manipur tunnel. Now we want to take a major step forward in providing hygienic food to our passengers by using latest technology. We will use the same AI to track the movement of cockroaches, rats, ants, for that matter any type of insects inside pantry cars”, said a Railway official who did not want to disclose his identity.

He added, “As you know we always use the best quality vegetables, oil, ghee, masalas. Even the water used is kept inside the special containers for months. All the effort our staff or the contractors to whom we have outsourced put, it goes in vain as these unwanted pests somehow become the first living entities to ‘taste’ railway food. Now AI will not only help us to track the pests as per their location, it will suggest options what needs to be done looking at the distance they are from their love, that is the food”.

A railways passenger who had many rounds of food poisoning & diarrhea after consuming the food served to him inside trains said, “I changed from trains to flights precisely for that. Here is another problem. Due to mosquito bite I am suffering from Dengue or Malaria”.

“When Railways can use AI, why you can’t use the same for the mosquito menace inside your flights”, said the gentleman to the air-hostess of a private carrier.