Indian Rail to install European train protection and warning system

11 October 2011 (Last Updated October 11th, 2011 18:30)

Indian Rail has unveiled plans to install a European train protection and warning system (TPWS) on a 800km-long stretch of track.

Indian Rail has unveiled plans to install a European train protection and warning system (TPWS) on a 800km-long stretch of track.

The TPWS system will ensure automatic application of emergency brakes if the train driver jumps a red signal, according to economictimes.indiatimes.com.

One of the components of the TPWS is to be installed in the loco cabin and the other will be fitted in the signal pole along the rail track.

Under the plan, Indian Rail is planning to install the TPWS on some of the busiest routes including the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata stretches in the first phase.

The TPWS will be trialled on the 200km Delhi-Agra route and the 60km Chennai-Gumudipundi route under a pilot project at a cost of Rs2.5bn ($50m).