Winter is here and so is the fog and Indian railways passengers would already be dreading train cancellations and delays. In a bid to ensure safety and punctuality, the Northern zone of Indian Railways has come up with an action plan to combat the foggy season by providing as many as 2,648 fog safety devices in trains.
A GPS-based equipment, the fog safety device provides advance warning to loco pilots about an approaching signal. The devices have been provided to them for use during train operations.
Additionally, several devices have been provided to other zonal railways as well, which are affected by fog including 877 devices to East Central Railway, 537 to North Central Railway, 975 to North Eastern Railway, 802 to Northeast Frontier Railway and North Western Railway, PTI reported. Read More