Railways plan to scout globally for advanced train wheel sensors at an estimated cost of Rs 113 crore to monitor maintenance needs of coaches, tracks and locos in advance for ensuring safer travels. Billed as ‘black box’ for train operations, railways will introduce the long awaited sensor-based on board condition monitoring system for timely detection of defects related to passenger coaches, wagons, locomotives and tracks.
Railways will float the global tender soon to introduce sensor-based monitoring system that is attached to the train wheels, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The system, operational in Western countries, would enable predictive maintenance and reduction in sudden catastrophic failures in coach suspension, roller bearings and track condition. Read More…
Credit By: financialexpress.com
Latest posts by The Financial Express (see all)
- Infrastructure Boost: From Nitin Gadkari Saving Rs 3 Lakh Cr Of Bad Loans, Power Rates In Up To Era Of Black Gold Being Over, What You Must Know – August 16, 2017
- Road Sector Alone Saved Rs 3 Trillion Worth Of Loans, Says Nitin Gadkari – August 11, 2017
- Mid-Term Expenditure Framework: Government Projects Petroleum Subsidy Falling To Rs 10,000 Crore In FY20 – August 10, 2017