Search This website

Loading...

13/04/2010

Railways opt for European tech to prevent train collisions

Railways opt for European tech to prevent train collisions

Indian Railways have decided to adopt a European technology in certain busy routes to prevent rail accidents.

“We are installing the Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) in 828-km rail route as a preventive measure against collisions,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.

TPWS, a state-of-the-art European technology, is estimated to cost Rs 70 lakh per km.

“If the train jumps the red signal then brakes will be applied automatically under the system,” the official said, adding a “majority of the recent accidents were due to trains jumping red signals in foggy conditions.”

The total cost for installing the TPWS would be about Rs 579.6 crore and the work will be awarded through tendering system.

“We are finalising the tendering process,” he said.

TPWS would be implemented in North Central, South East,Eastern and Western zones.

Earlier, the TPWS was implemented in a suburban section in Chennai and the Delhi-Mathura non-suburban section on a pilot basis.

The trial was satisfactory and now the system would be extended to other zones, the official said.

Railways are also developing “crash worthy” coaches and locomotives and will provide automatic fire and smoke detection system in 20 pairs of long-distance trains on an experimental basis.

“As far as accidents at unmanned level crossings are concerned, we are launching a special drive to man all
crossings in a phased manner,” the official said.

There are about 17,000 unmanned level crossings across the country. While the work for 3,000 unmanned level crossings started in 2009-10, that for another 1,000 crossings are being taken up in the current fiscal.

Besides TPWS, railways are installing anti-collision device in certain sections to prevent accidents.

http://www.businessghana.com/portal/news/index.php?op=getNews&news_cat_id=&id=125218

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.

PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
SMLokhande





6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.