Device installed in trains to alert drivers in fog

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 20:03

New Delhi: A GPS-based technology, which
will alert train drivers about an approaching signal during foggy weather conditions, will be installed in all passenger and freight trains in Delhi division from the end of this

The `fog safe device` will be fitted to the trains
operating between Delhi and Ambala, to begin with, said
Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division Sudhir

"The device will only alert the driver about the
approaching signal," he said, adding, the device will be
installed from November 30.

The Delhi division handles roughly 300 passenger trains and about 200 freight trains per day.

The device, which has missed several deadlines, has
undergone under extensive trials in various sections and has
been customised as per the Railways` specifications, officials

Garg said in the second phase, the technology will be
deployed in the Delhi-Ghaziabad section.

Foggy conditions, which are being witnessed rather early
this season, have significantly hampered train movement,
throwing schedules haywire.
During the week, scores of trains have been cancelled
and hundreds have been rescheduled.

Garg said they have also made some technical changes in
the signalling system so that there are sufficient gaps
between the trains to avoid any collision during poor


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First Published: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 20:03

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