Western Railway’s new yellow device to detect faults in a moving train


Western Railway’s new yellow device to detect faults in a moving train

Travelling on trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad/Delhi route can be safer. The Western Railway, in a bid to improve safety on tracks, has installed a train mapping device for the first time.

The idea has been implemented at Udhna and will be followed at Mumbai Central and at other junction stations through which long-distance trains ply. The device can detect flaws in wheels, in the brakes, and in the gear of the train. Such faults can at times lead to accidents.

The Western Railway has installed a yellow coloured device on the tracks that can read a train even at a speed of 200 kilometre per hour. “Currently, trains are monitored physically by the staff. Now, with the device being placed, it will automatically inspect the entire train and even record data.

Thus, it will improve safety,” Ravinder Bhakar, Chief PRO, Western Railway, said. Read More

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