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By year-end, all 10,800 locos of the railways will have antennas fixed on them and they will be monitored inside the driver's cabin, senior officials of the national transporter told PTI.
"We have already tried it on 10 locos and by December 2018 we will have this system installed in all our locos," a senior railway board member said.
Working on a pilot project with ISRO, the railways has installed space agency-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (or NaVIC) will be used to warn road users of approaching trains through hooters installed at unmanned road crossings.