From this December, there will be no rumbling sound of railways as trains to go ‘silent’, thanks to this new technology. Indian Railways is planning to use the new Head on Generation (HoG) technology where the power will be drawn from the overhead electric supply, instead of the noisy power cars.
At present, there are two power generator cars which emit fumes and make noise when the trains run. Indian Railway plans to replace the power generator cars with one silent generator car and a LSLRD (LHB Second Luggage, Guard & Divyaang Compartment). LSLRD will convert power from the overhead supply using the HoG technology. LSLRD will also have a specially-designed cabin with additional seats for passengers and extra space for luggage. The ‘silent’ car will be used for emergency. With the use this new technology, the seats in trains will be increased.
Indian Railways plans to convert all LHB trains to HoG system by the end of this year, said Rajesh Agarwal, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board. Currently, the power cars generate a 105-decibel noise, which will reduce to nil by year-end, Agarwal told PTI. Read More
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