New Delhi: The railway ministry is planning to build a modern signalling system on the lines of European Train Control System with a view to mitigating safety risk, Union railway minister Piyush Goyal said. The development, once in place, would also help control crime & make train travel safer in the country, he said. The minister was speaking at a Mahindra Group event in New Delhi.
Goyal said,”To make Indian railways safe, I am planning to build the most modern signalling system through the entire railways network in India which will mean over 1.18 lakh kms of railways on the line of European Train Control System (ETCS).”
Today only 20,000 kms of railways line in the world has such an advanced safety mechanism in place, Goyal said.
He said,”And we are embarking on a plan to do six times that in the next six years.”
The entire network would be connected with wifi, he added.