Mumbai locals to be equipped with audio-visual systems for safety | Mumbai news - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Mumbai locals to be equipped with audio-visual systems for safety

ByAroosa Ahmed
Feb 03, 2022 08:01 PM IST

Mumbai: To increase the safety of passengers commuting on the city’s suburban railways, the union budget 2022-2023 has allocated the installation of audio-visual recording systems and automatic alert signals inside the local trains

Mumbai: To increase the safety of passengers commuting on the city’s suburban railways, the union budget 2022-2023 has allocated the installation of audio-visual recording systems and automatic alert signals inside the local trains.

The automatic alert system will give signals to the motorman if something goes wrong with the technical systems of the local train. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The automatic alert system will give signals to the motorman if something goes wrong with the technical systems of the local train. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

The audio-visual systems would include two high-end cameras inside the motorman and guard cabins as well as one outside the cabin. Automatic alert systems will also be installed inside the motorman cabin of the local trains. As many as 226 local trains will be installed with this latest technology, costing 2.5 crore.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

The automatic alert system will give signals to the motorman if something goes wrong with the technical systems of the local train.

Further, the audio- visual technology will permit the railway authorities to record and view footage in case of a train accident or any trespassing incident as well as derailment of local trains. The cameras and audio system will also help in incident of Signal Passed At Danger(SPAD) on the local train network.

Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer, Western Railway informed, “The technology will assist in checking and recording of audio and visuals inside and outside the motorman cabin. Footages will be recorded and stored for future reference.”

A similar audio- visual system has been installed in 25 locomotives on the Western Railway (WR) and 30 locomotives on the Central Railway (CR).

Further, 45 crore has been allocated for foot over bridges in the city on the Western Railway and 60.67 for foot over bridges on the Central Railway.

The union budget 2022-2023 has allocated 575 crore for suburban railway projects under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP).

For the year 2022-2023, Mumbai Urban Transport Project(MUTP) 2 has received 185 crore, MUTP 3 has received 190 crore and MUTP 3A has received 200 crore in the budget.

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Stay updated with all the Breaking News and Latest News from Mumbai. Click here for comprehensive coverage of top Cities including, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and more across India. Stay informed on the latest happenings in World News.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On