Panel proposed cab signalling system in Railways

A cab signalling system similar to the European Train Control System and conversion of mechanical system to electronic interlocking in about 5,000 stations are among the measures proposed by the Sam Pitroda committee on modernisation of railways.

Constituted by the Railway Minister, Mr Dinesh Trivedi, in September last year, the committee headed by Mr Pitroda, is likely to submit its report next week recommending massive upgradation of signalling, tracks, rolling stock, stations and terminals at an estimated cost of over Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years.

Cab signalling system, the most advanced system prevalent in Europe, enables the loco pilot to see the incoming signal in his cabin.