Konkan Rail gets patent for anti-crash device in China,Russia

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New Delhi, Apr 26 (UNI) In a major recognition for Indian technology, the Anti-Collision Device (ACD) developed by Konkan Railway has been granted patent by China, Russia and Singapore.

Konkan Railway, which has has already been granted its patent rights in India and South Africa, has applied for worldwide patents for this technology.

The device is installed in train locomotives, guard vans, stations, and at level crossing gates. Since it needs no manual input, the device enhances safety in train operations, an official release said today.

Indigenously designed by the Konkan Railway, the anti-collision device is being regarded as an intelligent, 'self-acting' microprocessor-based equipment that successfully prevents collisions of trains in mid-sections, station area and at level crossings, thereby saving the lives of train passengers as well as road users, the release added.

Already, Konkan Railway has implemented the ACD network on the North East Frontier Railway. The ACD networked route, commissioned last year, covers 1,924 broad gauge route km, 202 stations and 589 diesel locomotives, requiring a total of 1,508 ACD units. The successful commissioning of the ACD networked route on NE Railway, has paved way for the protective device to be installed on BG routes of other zonal railways.

The Railway has submitted proposal for providing ACD on South Central Railway, South Western Railway, and Southern Railway covering a total of 200 stations and more than 1,600 route km on Vasco-Madgaon-Londa-Hubli-Guntakkal-Renigunta,Ernakulam-Shoranur-Palghat-Erode-Chennai and Bangalore-Jolarpettai sections with 3,200 ACD units, THE release said.

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