With the increasing number of the incidents of train derailment, the Indian Railways has decided to find a solution to this problem. Aiming this, the Railways will explore possibilities of acquiring an advanced system for rail fracture detection and track monitoring to enhance safety during a global technology conference organized by the Research and Development Standards Organization (RDSO). Aiming at augmenting the pace of modernized technological adaptations, the RDSO will hold this two-day event next month in New Delhi, reports news agency PTI. Besides safety, the conference will also explore capacity enhancement, congestion reduction and enhanced customer service.
Technology is bedrock of any transformational effort.We are organising a Global Technology Conference.Details here:https://t.co/svlE6oW24b
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) April 21, 2017
The conference will concentrate on four lead thrust areas including safety, reliability, capacity enhancement and customer service. The meet will begin on May 3 and during the event, it will envisage bringing in new perspectives and insights in planning for future rail transportation growth in the country as well as for assessing contemporary global technologies relevant to adoption. Several experts from rail transportation development and allied technological industries, academia and research fraternity across the world are slated to deliver presentations and interact with experts of Indian Railways for identification of appropriate cutting edge technologies and systems available worldwide for adaptation.
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Earlier, last month, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had taken action to check train accidents. Replying to a debate on Appropriation (Railways) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the minister had said that the Railways will spend about Rs 10,000 crore for renewal of tracks and adopt the latest technology to detect rail fracture to reduce the accident rate to zero level, according to PTI. He had also said that the Railways will install train protection warning system and eliminate all unmanned level crossings across the country by spending Rs 1 lakh crore ‘Railways Suraksha Kosh’. He claimed that the rate of train accidents in India had come down.