New Delhi: In a major relief to the railway passengers who suffer during winters due to foggy conditions leading to delay in train services, the Northern Railways has decided to install ‘Fog Safe Driving System’ on the rail routes highly affected during the foggy season from November this year.

The driving system is based on Global Positioning System (GPS) that will restrict the wheels of the train from taking unnecessary brakes and hence will facilitate smooth running of the train.

The route mapping in the entire railway route project has been completed.

Sailendra Kumar Sharma, Spokesperson, Northern railway said, “Training of  almost all the train drivers have been completed and they have been informed about the new system. However, inormation about green signal from the RDAO is remaining.”

In the preliminary stage, out of 2000 proposed systems only 500 will be installed in these routes. In the second phase, 1500 new systems will be installed.

The Fog Safe Driving System has been developed in a joint collaboration of Delhi-based Teron Company and Bengaluru-based Advance System Pvt Ltd.

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are the highly affected rail routes during winters.

JPN/Bureau