- FOIS is the Management Information System (MIS) used in Indian Railways for its freight business.
- MISs are used for improving efficiency in management and control of operations in Railways resulting in higher productivity of resources and improving quality of service to customers. FOIS helps to improve the process of planning, monitoring and decision making and reduce operating expenses through a more efficient utilization of rolling stock.
- Major rail users have railway sidings in factory premises so as to have door to door services and to avoid double handling from factory to Railway goods shed and vice-versa.
- More than 75% of freight traffic is handled in sidings.
Different types of Sidings