Private trains ought to have sliding doorways, talk-back, coach surveillance: Railways’ draft specification

New Delhi, August 12

Electronic sliding doorways, home windows with double-glazed security glass, Braille signages, emergency talk-back mechanism, passenger surveillance system, and data and vacation spot boards. These are a number of the specs the Railways has demanded from non-public operators in trains that they are going to be operating on the Railways community.

A draft specification for personal trains, shared by the Railways on Wednesday, additionally says these trains would supply noise-free journey to passengers and be able to operating at a velocity of 160 km/hr.

“The train shall be designed so that they can operate safely at a maximum speed of 180 kmph during testing. Train shall be capable of accelerating to a speed of 160 kmph from 0 kmph in a maximum of 140 seconds on level track,” says the draft. 

These trains will probably be fitted with an emergency brake which might carry them to a standstill in lower than 1,250 m when travelling at 160 kmph, it says.

It additionally says that the trains must be designed for a lifetime of 35 years.

“Each coach shall have minimum four electrically/pneumatically powered, plug type doors, two on each side,” it says.

The door mechanism shall have security provision whereby the prepare shall not begin except all doorways have been closed and electrically locked.

“Provision shall be made for passengers to open doors to permit evacuation from a stopped train in an emergency,” the draft says.

“There shall be an internal and external manual release mechanism on one door per side in each coach. All windows shall be provided with double-glazed safety glass,” it says.

Stressing the necessity for hazard-free setting for customers, the draft additionally says that sufficient handholds shall be supplied all through the automotive.

The doc additionally says regular and emergency gear and controls which the customers or crew might function shall be clearly recognized, and working procedures offered in each textual content and graphic codecs.

“Passenger emergency signs shall also be embossed in Braille raised typeface,” it says.

The trains shall be designed to maintain the noise emissions as little as doable and designed to forestall drumming, rattles or vibrations all through its life.

The draft says the prepare shall present a public tackle (PA) facility in order that the loco pilot or guard could make bulletins to passengers from driving /non-driving cab.

Emergency buttons and talk-back telephones shall be positioned close to all of the doorways and gangways, the draft says, including provision shall be there for voice recording of the conversations with GPS stamping.

A passenger data system (PIS) shall present automated announcement and the show of vacation spot data on shows all through the prepare in Hindi, English and regional languages.

Each automotive shall be supplied with two digital vacation spot boards on the skin (one on all sides) displaying the originating, vacation spot station, car quantity, and prepare quantity, the draft says.

The passenger coach surveillance system (PRSS) shall comprise an IP-based shut circuit tv (CCTV) community, surveillance cameras and different equipment as required with onboard gear for streaming of video to the central server for chosen cameras, it says.

Each sitting automotive of prepare shall be supplied with minimal six surveillance cameras to cowl the passenger space. For a sleeper prepare, every automotive shall be supplied with two surveillance cameras at acceptable location to cowl all the hall, the draft says.

In addition, sufficient numbers within the gangway/vestibule space as deemed obligatory shall even be supplied.

“Additionally, at least one camera shall be placed in Driving Cab for gathering frontend view, track and OHE conditions etc. Cameras shall be placed on outer side of the train for gathering rear view of the platform. One/two camera shall be installed on the roof of driving Car/power head towards pantograph to monitor the roof equipment,” it stated.

An built-in display shall be supplied for the passenger automotive surveillance system in every driving cab.

The prepare may also have an Emergency Talk-Back [ETB] (on two bodily impartial channels) in every coach.

“Once pressed/operated, it shall be possible for the passenger to communicate with the train driver/guard. If more than one emergency device has been operated, each demand shall be independently acknowledged,” it stated. PTI


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