New Delhi, 3/3: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav successfully tested the armor protection technology today. With this automatic technology, there will no longer be a face-to-face collision between two vehicles. The special thing is that this technology has been prepared in the country. Let us inform that in the Union Budget of the year 2022, a plan was announced to bring the rail network up to 2,000 km under ‘armor’ under self-reliant India.
The Railway Minister had specially reached Secunderabad for the testing of armor. During this, two trains moved towards each other from opposite directions with full speed. The minister himself has shared a video of the test. It can be seen that Ashwini Vaishnav is sitting in the train in front and another train is coming from the other side. The chairman of the Railway Board was present in the second train. But 380 meters away the train stopped on its own.
how much will it cost
Due to this digital system, the train will stop automatically due to human errors like ignoring the red signal or any other fault. Officials said that the operational cost for the installation of the armor would come to Rs 50 lakh per kilometer, while globally the cost of such a security system is around Rs 2 crore per kilometer.
How will the system work?
High frequency radio communication is used in the ‘Kavach’ system. According to officials, the armor conforms to SIL-4 (Security Standard Level Four), which is the highest level of any security system. Under this, all trains within a range of five kilometers will stop in view of the safety of the train standing on the adjacent tracks. The armor is designed for speeds up to 160 kmph.