Black box type device to be set up in over 500 trains 

Currently, 32 locomotives have been fitted with the devices. Of the 32, 25 are diesel and seven are electric. 'We have already placed a purchase order for 480 more CVVRs,' the official said.

Published: 11th July 2019 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2019 08:00 AM   |  A+A-

Trains

For representational purposes (File | Reuters)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  The Indian Railways is planning to install recording devices, on the lines of the black box, in over 500 trains to help understand the events leading to accidents. According to officials, the railways have already started installing the devices. “We have started installing Loco Cab Audio Video Recording system (LCVAR)/ Crew Voice/Video Recording System (LCVR/CVVRS) in diesel and electric locomotives.

This system, which is similar to the Black Box fit in aircraft, provides invaluable data to investigators which helps them in understanding the sequence of events leading up to an accident and for identifying operational issues and human factors,” the official said.

Currently, 32 locomotives have been fitted with the devices. Of the 32, 25 are diesel and seven are electric. “We have already placed a purchase order for 480 more CVVRs,” the official said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp