New Delhi, Apr 26 : In a major development that will open new vistas for the Konkan Railway, the anti-collision device (ACD) developed by it has been granted patent by China, Russia and Singapore.
Konkan Railway had applied for worldwide patents for this technology in the past and has already been granted patent for ACD in India and South Africa.
The Anti-Collision Device, indigenously designed by Konkan Railway, is an intelligent, 'self-acting' microprocessor-based equipment that successfully prevents collision kind of train accidents in mid-sections, station area and at level crossings, thereby saving the precious lives of train passengers as well as road users.
The device is installed in locomotives of trains, guard vans, stations, and at level crossing gates. Since the device needs no manual input, it enhances safety in train operations.
Konkan Railway has successfully implemented ACD network on North East Frontier Railway and the ACD networked route was declared as commissioned last year. It covers 1,924 Broad Gauge route km, 202 stations and 589 diesel locomotives, requiring total 1508 number of ACD units.