Railway Board CEO Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha conducts inspection of KAVACH Technology in Vande Bharat train

In a dedicated effort to enhance railway safety and technology, Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha, CRB and CEO of the Railway Board, led a detailed inspection of the KAVACH technology on the Vande Bharat Train along the Palwal-Mathura section. This inspection underscores the Railway Board’s ongoing commitment to integrating advanced safety measures within Indian Railways, aiming to set new standards in train operation safety and technological advancement.

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Smt. Jaya Varma Sinha, CRB and CEO of the Railway Board, led an inspection drive of the KAVACH Technology in the Vande Bharat Train on the Palwal-Mathura Section. Accompanying her were the General Manager of Northern Railway, Shri Shobhan Chaudhuri and General Manager of North Central Railway, Shri Ravinder Goel with other officials from the NR and NCR zones.

She also Conducted Meeting to Overview Various Projects:

  • A two-day meeting with General Managers of Zonal Railways began under the chairmanship of Smt. Jaya Verma Sinha, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer, Railway Board at Bharat Mandapam (Pragati Maidan), New Delhi.
  • In the meeting, various projects of all the zonal railways of Indian Railways, status of development of stations, future projects etc. were discussed and topics like pending development work, safe and high speed train operation and cleanliness were also discussed in depth.

  • On the second day of a two-day meeting with the General Managers of Zonal Railways, many topics were discussed in depth in the presence of Smt. Jaya Verma Sinha. In this meeting, Smt. Jaya Verma Sinha discussed various topics like various development projects and improvement of railways, providing the joy of convenient travel to railway passengers by using the latest technologies in railways.

What is KAVACH:

The KAVACH is an indigenously developed ATP system by Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) in collaboration with Indian industry and trials facilitated by South Central Railway to achieve the corporate objective of safety in train operations across Indian Railways. It is a state of the art electronic system of Safety Integrity Level – 4 standards.

KAVACH is meant to provide protection by preventing trains from passing the signal at Danger (Red) and avoiding collision. It activates the train braking system automatically if the driver fails to control the train as per the speed restrictions. In addition, it prevents collisions between two Locomotives equipped with a functional KAVACH system.

KAVACH is one of the cheapest, Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL-4) certified technologies with the probability of error is 1 in 10,000 years. Also, it opens avenues of export of this indigenous technology for Railways.

Features of KAVACH:

  • Prevention of Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD)
  • Continuous update of Movement Authority with display of signal aspects in Driver Machine Interface (DMI) / Loco Pilot operation cum Indication Panel (LPOCIP)
  • Automatic Braking for Prevention of Over Speeding
  • Auto Whistling while approaching Level Crossing Gates
  • Prevention of collision between two Locomotives equipped with functional KAVACH
  • SoS Messages during emergency situations
  • Centralised live monitoring of Train movements through Network Monitor System.

Source: Northern Railway | Images Credit: Northern Railway

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