In order to prevent waterlogging on railways tracks, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways along with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have recently decided to install radars that predict rainfall. The decision was taken in a meeting led by Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and it was attended by all civic bodies as well as Railway authorities, according to a DNA report.
The IMD requested the national transporter to allow them to set up radars at select locations, said some sources who attended the meeting. According to DK Sharma, General Manager, Central Railway, the IMD has asked railways for land in order to install radars. The General Manager claimed that he asked his officers to identify the locations where radars can be set up so that they can inform the IMD.
Once the radars are set up at the railway premises, the IMD will be able to predict rainfall on railway lines as well as surrounding areas. For everyone to get real-time information on the weather predictions, the IMD’s notification list will have everyone from all the railway officials from the headquarters to the station level.
Therefore, the time of relaying information will be reduced. Additionally, with the help of the data, the Railways will be able to take necessary steps while operating trains on heavy rainfall days. Read More