Date of Post: 04 Jan, 2018
New Delhi: Railways has set a target of December 2018 to link all its locomotives via ISRO satellites, making it easy to track trains & communicate with their crew in real time, officials said. Senior railway officials said, by the year-end, all 10,800 locos of the railways will have antennas fixed on them and they will be monitored inside the drivers cabin.
- A senior railway board member said,”We have already tried it on 10 locos and by December 2018 we will have this system installed in all our locos.”
- The Indian Railways is also working with the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) to use its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings & track train movements.
- Working on a pilot project with ISRO, the railways has installed space agency-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines.
- The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (or NaVIC) will be used to warn road users of approaching trains through hooters installed at unmanned road crossings.
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