Patna, Jul 24: Indian Railway Board has decided to install anti-collision devices (ACDs) to check accidents on tracks.
The decision was taken on Friday Jul 23 at a high-level meeting to strengthen safety measures and to avert collisions of trains. The decision came after collision between Uttarbanga Express and Vanachal Express killing 66 in West Bengal on Monday, Jul 19.
The ACD has been successfully tested by the railway's research wing at Lucknow. The ACD is so sensitive and it will give an alert signal to loco pilots of both the trains if they are running on the same tracks and alert loco pilots to avert any possible disaster.
Installation of ACD will check collision of trains in block sections and bring the accident rate to zero level, particularly on long routes and accident-prone sections.
Railway officials told that ACD is the only device to check head-on collisions caused by human errors.