Date of Post: 28 Nov, 2018
Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani inspected the field trials of Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) system on Lingampalli-Vikarabad Section of Secunderabad Division, South Central Railway on 24th November, 2018.
Lohani was accompanied by N.Kashinath, Director General, Signal and Telecommunication Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav General Manager South Central Railway and other senior officials.
TCAS is an indigenously developed system of Research Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO), Lucknow with a view to meet the requirements of Safety on Indian Railways comprehensively. Work for undertaking extended field trail on 250 route kms with 40 locomotives has been sanctioned and the railway section in Secunderabad division of South Central Railway has been identified for the trail.
TCAS is aimed to serve as an automatic train protecting system having a capability to prevent train accidents caused due to cases of Signal Passing At Danger (SPAD), disobedience of trains speed restrictions etc., by automatic application of brakes, should train driver fails to do so. It also provides assistance to loco pilots by means of real time display of signalling related information such as movement authority, target speed, target distance, signal aspects etc., in the loco pilots cab.
The Chairman, Railway Board extensively reviewed the implementation of TCAS and inspected the functioning of the system on run. He was briefed on the implementation of TCAS on the Lingampalli – Vikarabad – Wadi Section and on Vikarabad – Bidar section of SCR for field trials. He checked on the intricate issues concerning TCAS, with a view to analyze its fail safe capabilities and was appreciative of the cost effective technology that is being put to use.
On his return to Secunderabad, Lohani visited the Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication (IRISET). He was briefed on the capabilities of this premier institute, involved in training of Officers and Supervisors in the field of Signal and Telecommunication Engineering on Indian Railways.
The Chairman Railway Board also interacted with the batch of Probationers undergoing training, before picking up full scale responsibilities.
Source: South Central Railway