Jul 18, 2014

Induction of Modern Technology for Prevention of Train Accidents

Induction of modern technology for prevention of train accidents is highest priority area with Indian Railways. In this regard, for prevention of collisions, provision of Train Protection Warning System (TPWS), Train Collision Avoidance system (TCAS), Auxiliary Warning System (AWS), Vigilance Control Device (VCD) and fog Safe Devices (FSD) have been taken up for in-depth appraisal. 

To prevent derailment and other incidents, works of provision of Track Circuiting, Electrical/Electronic Interlocking Signalling system, fitment of tight lock Centre Buffer Couplers (CBC), use of superior crashworthy coaches of LHB design, use of fire retardant material in coaches, provision of superior air brake system, increased use of superior Flash Butt Welding Technology, introduction of 60 kg rails instead of 52 kg rails and use of Ultrasonic flaw Detector (USFD) equipments etc., have been taken up on priority. 

The High Level Safety Review Committee constituted by the Ministry of Railways under the chairmanship of Dr. Anil Kakodkar has made 106 recommendations on various technical and technology related aspects which require in-depth analysis for deciding their acceptance or non-acceptance before being implemented. The recommendations found acceptable/partially acceptable will be initiated for implementation on completion of the process of detailed deliberations on these recommendations. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha .

SOURCE - PIB

Indian railway - Shareholder Agreement & Development Agreement for IRSDC Signed

Shareholders Agreement for the functioning of IRSDC, (a Joint Venture Company of RLDA- 49% and Ircon International Ltd - 51%) was signed by Shri Y. P. Singh, Vice Chairman RLDA and Shri Mohan Tiwari, CMD, IRCON, yesterday. In addition, another agreement namely Development Agreement was also signed by Shri Anil Kumar Gupta, General Manager, Railway Infrastructure, on behalf of RLDA, and Shri S. P. Mahi, Chief Executive Officer, IRSDC for development/re-development of railway stations on Indian Railways. 

At present, with the approval of Ministry of Railways, five railway stations at- Chandigarh, Anand Vihar, Bijwasan (both at Delhi), Habibganj (Bhopal) and Shivaji Nagar (Pune) have been entrusted by RLDA to IRSDC for redevelopment that will involve modernization and up gradation of passenger amenities at these stations by raising finances through commercial development of railway land and air space at these stations. IRSDC has already finalized Master Plans for all the five stations and is in the process of obtaining various approvals and clearances from railway and state authorities which will be followed by invitation of bids for appointment of developers. Photograph taken on the occasion is attached. 

Source - PIB

 

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