Device to alert railway gangmen soon

New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Railways would soon unveil ten new safety and operational systems for its network which could include a satellite-based rail navigation project and a device to alert gangmen about approaching trains to avert mishaps. “Ten new initiatives for Indian railways using the Information and communication technology would be announced soon to improve its safety and operational aspects,” chairman of Railway committee on ICT Sam Pitroda said today. “Railways have 40,000 miles of fibre optics network and the new initiatives would exploit this network,” he said. A device which could alert on duty gangmen about approaching trains could also be included among the initiatives, he said. Pitroda expressed concern about growing fatalities in mishaps involving gangmen. In the last couple of months, at least 12 gangmen have been run over in Northern Railway alone while carrying out works on railway tracks. New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Railways would soon unveil ten new safety and operational systems for its network which could include a satellite-based rail navigation project and a device to alert gangmen about approaching trains to avert mishaps. “Ten new initiatives for Indian railways using the Information and communication technology would be announced soon to improve its safety and operational aspects,” chairman of Railway committee on ICT Sam Pitroda said today. “Railways have 40,000 miles of fibre optics network and the new initiatives would exploit this network,” he said. A device which could alert on duty gangmen about approaching trains could also be included among the initiatives, he said. Pitroda expressed concern about growing fatalities in mishaps involving gangmen. In the last couple of months, at least 12 gangmen have been run over in Northern Railway alone while carrying out works on railway tracks.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/466960_Device-to-alert-railway-gangmen-soon–Pitroda

Book on ‘Disaster Management in the Indian Railways’

New Delhi, Feb 24: Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav today released a book, titled ‘Disaster Management in the Indian Railways’ authored by Minister of State for Railways Dr. R.Velu.

Congratulating Dr. Velu for his book, Yadav said that the Indian Railways is the lifeline of the nation and has frequently played an important role in the management of all kinds of disasters.

“Dr. Velu’s individual efforts to review disaster management on Indian Railways through his book are commendable,” he added.

Yadav opined that this book will not only benefit the students and researchers engaged in the study of disaster management but will also go a long way in helping the Railway administration to review and implement the suggested recommendations so as to bring further improvement in disaster management activities on Indian Railways.

Dr. Velu said that his book presents in details the existing system and changes creeping into the Railway system.

“Dealing of similar incidents by the other international railway systems is also discussed for the sake of comparison which proceeds to reaffirm the holistic approach as is now being followed in the Indian Railways too,” he added.

He expressed his gratitude to General N.C.Vij, Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority and is members for sparing their precious time for discussions on the subject and also express his sincere thanks to the faculty of the Department of Politics and Public Administration and Vice Chancellor, University of Madras for facilitating the study which helped him get the Doctorate and for giving shaping this book.

— ANI
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