Cutting edge monitoring and tracking technology soon for railways


The railway ministry has decided to deploy a monitoring and tracking technology in all freight trains of the Indian Railways that will enhance their loading capacity by eliminating the brake van and providing one extra wagon.

End of Train Telemetry (EoTT) facility, the technology in question, establishes communication between the locomotive and last wagon of the train and ensures the integrity of the train, which essentially means the train is running in continuity through its journey, a senior government official told ET.

“The technology establishes communication between the locomotive and the last wagon of the train and ensures the integrity of the train, which essentially means the train is running in continuity through its journey,” a senior government official told ET. It also eliminates the need for a guard.

“This will result in financial economy and operational flexibility to Indian Railway in the long term,” the official said. The railways run more than 9,000 freight trains daily, utilising more than 6,500 freight locomotives including both diesel and electric on a route length of 67,415 route km.





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