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Indian Railways to make travel more safe

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The Indian Railways has approved a protection and warning system for better train safety.


The Chairman of Railway Board, Mr Vinay Mittal, inaugurating two-day International Convention on “Modern train control for capacity and safety enhancement” said that in a breakthrough in dissemination of train movement related information, Indian Railways has successfully launched SIMRAN (Satellite Imaging for Rail Navigation) as a pilot project for 18 pairs of important trains which provide the precise location of the trains through interactive mode on mobile phones/laptops, etc., thereby eliminating the need for face to face telephonic enquiry. This is proposed to be rolled out on all trains over the next 18 months.

Referring to Train Protection Warning System (TPWS), Mr Mittal said that with the approval of this system on a stretch of 3300 kilometres to cover the entire high density stations, a major step has been taken towards train’s safety. He further pointed out that provision of internet in running trains, extension of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) over the entire Indian Railways route, IP based train control communication and replacement of overhead alignment with underground cables/OFCs, are the measures being taken to improve services to passengers, improve reliability of the communication system and improve safety and capability of the transport system.

Speaking on the occasion, Member Electrical, Railway Board, Mr Kul Bhushan said that Indian Railway is also working towards providing broadband based Internet and multimedia facilities and high quality train information displays and information boards at stations to improve the quality of passenger service.

The International Convention is being jointly organised by The Institution Railway of Signal & Telecommunication Engineers (India) (IRSTE) and Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (London) (IRSE). More than 600 Delegates from India, US, Europe, Asia Pacific would be participating in the event. More than 40 companies from across the world would be exhibiting latest technologies in railways during the convention.


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