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NFR introduces 'Fog Pass' device

IANS  |  Guwahati 

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a called the Pass in trains that will help drivers' visibility during the foggy winter months, an said on Saturday

said that the device is a low-cost, (GPS) based equipment to be used when visibility reduces and running trains at permissible speed becomes risky.

"The device is an in essence and displays the name and distance of approaching signals and other critical landmarks on track like Level Crossing Gates," Sharma said.

"It also provides voice guidance on real-time basis."

According to the spokesman, the device was not a permanent fixture but can be carried by drivers whenever required.

"It weighs less than 1.5 kg and operates on rechargeable Li-ion batteries which can run the device for 18 hours without recharging," he said, adding that a total of 1,101 Pass devices have been introduced in the

The introduction of the device is in line with the recommendation of the (Kakodkar Committee) constituted by the in 2011.

The Committee had given 106 recommendations, out of which 68 recommendations have been found fully acceptable and 19 partially acceptable.

Indian Railways has already implemented 22 recommendations of the committee.

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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 16:48 IST
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