Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
25-February-2011 14:36 IST
Measures to Improve Safety on Railways
The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee has announced in the Parliament today that the recent trials with an improved version of Anti Collision Device (ACD) have met with success and it will be commissioned on three zonal railways, Southern, South Central and South Western Railways. She said considering the successful trials, the Ministry has decided to extend this device to Eastern, East Coast, East Central and South Eastern Railways. The Minister said with this the Railways will have covered eight of the 17 zonal railways for the implementation of ACD.

Mamata Banerjee said a GPS based ‘Fog Safe’ device has been deployed and this year, Railways have handled the foggy weather without any untoward incident.

Referring to the incidents at unmanned level crossings, the Minister said the number of incidents have come down by 36% with the elimination of 1500 unmanned crossings, construction of 172 Railway Over Bridges (ROBs) and 240 Railway Under Bridges (RUBs)/subways. She said the Railways has lowered the eligibility criteria for manning from 6,000 TVUs to 3,000 TVUs. The Minister said efforts will be intensified in the coming year by eliminating the remaining eligible 2500 unmanned level crossings as well as construction of 200 ROBs and 325 RUBs/subways. Mamata Banerjee said any other crossing required to be eliminated will also be taken up for conversion.