Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Railways gear up for foggy challenge

Neha Shukla, TNN Dec 8, 2012,

LUCKNOW: Railway has chalked out a detailed safety and operational plan to gear up to challenge of fog through a multi-pronged strategy. Railway had commenced planning of trains operations in September and has cancelled 13 pairs of trains, partially cancelled 3 pairs of trains and diverted 2 pairs of trains. Railway has also overhauled its safety machinery to ensure zero failure of its equipment and working systems.

Monitoring and Upkeep of Signalling Systems remains a paramount priority during the foggy weather. Safety precautions through drives, training programmes of train crew and Safety training of front line staff have been undertaken to ensure utmost safety. The Railway is also providing technology aided devices viz. Fog Safe/Fog Pass Devices to all running staff and front line staff to ensure absolute safety in train operations on trial basis. Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) modification has been completed in 17 WAP7 locomotives with E-70 brake system. Emergency stop buttons (BPEMS) have been fitted in 107 locomotives by Electric Loco Shed Ghaziabad & Ludhiana.


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