A couple of new experiments are paying dividends in keeping loco drivers on the alert and raking in more revenue for the Railways.
The newly appointed member traffic Devi Prasad Pande has introduced a device in some sections of the South Western Railway which hoots warning to the loco drivers about approaching red signal and that he has to pull the brakes.
The idea was introduced as it was found that in some cases the drivers overshot the signal even as they applied the brakes.
As for earning revenue, the Railways have decided to increase the capacity of all trains on routes where the demand for berths and seats were high. Each train would be provided with two additional coaches, especially 3 AC to raise revenue.
Aiming at a new revenue model, Mr. Pande said the objective is to augment capacity by ensuring train-wise and route-wise profitability. The railways would review the capacity of all the 7000 trains being operated daily and restructure them as per their requirement.