Indian Railways to take step to detect track faults in minutes! The Central Railway zone of Indian Railways may soon adopt a modern technology called light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology in order to detect track fractures and faults at the click of a button.
At present, gangmen and keymen carry out this maintenance work. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, if the plan is approved by the Central Railways, LIDAR sensors will be mounted atop a rail car. These sensors will capture speed signals from both rails of the tracks.
Following this, in order to give a clear picture, the images will be used to develop 3D models of the entire section, the report said. According to an official quoted in the report, the LIDAR technology will capture fractures as well as missing keys of the section. Read More
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