Device installed in trains to alert drivers in fog
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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 month.

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 Garg.

"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 said.

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 visibility.


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

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