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Indian Railways Provision 19,742 Fog Pass Devices to Ensure Smooth Rail Operations During Foggy Weather

Fog Pass Device Improves Reliability of Train Services, Reduces Delay & Enhances Overall Safety

Posted On: 03 JAN 2024 4:28PM by PIB Delhi

Every year, during foggy weather in the winter months, a large number of trains are affected especially in the northern parts of the country. To ensure smooth rail operations, Indian Railways have provisioned 19,742 Fog Pass Devices during the foggy weather. This initiative marks a crucial step in improving the reliability of train services, reducing delays, and enhancing overall passenger safety.

 

Fog Pass Device is a GPS based navigation device that helps the loco pilot to navigate during dense fog conditions. It provides on-board real-time information (Display as well as voice guidance) to Loco Pilots regarding location of fixed landmarks such as Signal, Level Crossing gate (Manned & Unmanned), Permanent Speed Restrictions, Neutral Sections etc. It displays approach indications of next three approaching fixed landmarks in geographical order accompanied with voice message approximately 500m on approach.

Details of Fog Pass Devices provisioned to Zonal Railways are as under:

S.No.

Zonal Railways

Number of Devices provisioned

1

Central Railway

560

2

Eastern Railway

1103

3

East Central Railway

1891

4

East Coast Railway

375

5

Northern Railway

4491

6

North Central Railway

1289

7

North Eastern Railway

1762

8

Northeast Frontier Railway

1101

9

North Western Railway

992

10

South Central Railway

1120

11

South Eastern Railway

2955

12

South East Central Railway

997

13

South Western Railway

60

14

West Central Railway

1046

Total

19742

 

General features of Fog Pass Device:

  • Suitable for all types of sections like single line, double line, electrified as well as non electrified sections.
  • Suitable for all types of electric and diesel locomotives, EMUs/MEMUs/ DEMUs.
  • Suitable for train speeds up to 160 KMPH.
  • It has built-in re-chargeable battery back-up for 18 hrs.
  • It is portable, compact in size, light in weight (not more than 1.5 Kg including battery) and of robust design.
  • Loco Pilot can carry the device easily with him to the locomotive on resuming his duty.
  • It can be easily placed on the cab desk of locomotive.
  • It is a standalone system.
  • It is unaffected by weather conditions like Fog, Rain or Sunshine.

 

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