Indian Railways to Upgrade Entire Signalling System with Anti-Train Collision System

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The Indian Railways is in the process of upgrading its entire signalling system in the next few years by equipping the whole network with anti-train collision system, Chairman of Railway Board (CRB) V K Yadav said on Thursday.

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  • He said at the Rail India Conference and Expo,”We are now in the process of upgrading the entire signalling system in the next few years with anti-train collision system.”
  • He added,”Right now, on the signalling system on the vast Indian Railways network of 70,000 km, we do not have modern signalling system.”
  • About the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Train, he said, “Work on the high-speed corridor is progressing fast and smoothly.”
  • He said, besides the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, “the railways has identified 10 more high-speed corridors”.
  • The Indian Railways is planning electrification of its entire network in the next three years.
  • On giving some train operation to private players, he said, “For the first time we are giving a Tejas train to IRCTC (Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation) to run between Delhi and Lucknow.”
  • The CRB mentioned that apart from the Delhi-Lucknow route, Railways has also figured out Mumbai-Ahmedabad normal train route for private players.
  • On increasing speed on the network, he said, “Fifteen days back the Cabinet has cleared the plan to upgrade the Mumbai-Delhi and Delhi-Howrah route to 160 kmph and we have targeted to complete it in four years.”
  • Planning for upgrading speed on existing rail network requires a deep analysis and research, he said.

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