Smoke inside your bogie, train will stop

Smoke inside your bogie, train will stop

If you are travelling in a premium train like Rajdhani or Shatabdi Express, avoid smoking. The Railways wants you to either kick the butt or cough up a fine for a puff.

Rattled by a spate of “burning trains”, the Railways has devised an anti-fire software. It will be installed in 22 trains, including eight Rajdhanis, eight Shatabdis and six others.

Once the software is installed near toilets or wash basins, people won’t be able to light a match or smoke.

The software will make a train slow down if someone smokes. After two to three minutes, the train will stop, following which the culprit will be identified and penalised.

The software has been prepared by the Research Design and Standard Organisation (RDSO), technical and scientific wing of the Railways.  “After its installation, if someone lights a cigarette or a match stick, the train will initially slow down and eventually stop in its tracks. The software will help identify the bogie in which the cigarette was lit. As a pilot project, it will be installed in 22 trains initially. If the experiment is successful, more and more trains will be added to the list,” a senior RDSO official told
Deccan Herald on Monday.

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