Today was a historic day for Indian Railways. Railways successfully tested Kavach Technique. Two trains were run face to face, in which Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav was present in one train, and other officials including the Chairman of the Railway Board were present in the other train. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has shared many videos of this test on his Twitter account.
The train in which Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav was boarding stopped 380 meters before the train coming from the front. Due to the armor technology, the brakes were applied automatically in the train. A one-minute video has been shared by the Railway Minister, in which the Railway Minister and other officials are seen in the cabin of the locopilot.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav tweeted, “Rear-end collision test successful. Kavach automatically stopped the loco 380 meters ahead of the other locos.
Let us tell you that Indian Railways was continuously working on armor technology, under which it is moving towards the goal of zero accident in future. Under this, the train collision protection system Kavach (Kavach) was tested on Friday.
what is Kavach
In a train collision protection system, if two trains are approaching each other from opposite directions, regardless of their speed, these two trains will not collide because of the ‘armour’. This technology is for automatic braking to prevent over speeding. At the same time, when the train reaches near the gates, the whistle will sound automatically. This technology will not allow collision between two engines fitted with armor technology. Also, will send SOS messages during emergency situations. It also includes train movement through network monitor system.