North Central Railway has commissioned a new Wheel Impact Load Detector (WILD) and Automatic Train Examination System (ATES) in Prayagraj Division.
A Wheel Impact Load Detector automatically detects flat wheels or other defects causing high impact load on coaches, wagons and locomotives. On detection of issues, the system alerts control and maintenance personnel without any human intervention.
Likewise, an Automatic Train Examination System (ATES) has been commissioned at Shikohabad. ATES is capable of identifying hot axles and brake binding issues on all types of rolling stock and alerting personnel automatically.
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Commissioning of these safety systems is part of a master plan to install automated wayside rolling stock monitoring systems every 100 kilometres across its territory, says North Central Railway.
This additional layer of safety will supplement human monitoring to improve reliability and reduce detention, claims a statement by the zone. Another two ATES units are under final stages of commissioning at Meja and Khaga, according to Divisional Railway Manager, Prayagraj.