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The tracks from Duhai Depot in Ghaziabad to Sahibabad are almost laid. Now signal installation is going on.
Preparations for the trial run of the country’s first regional rapid rail have intensified. This trial run will take place between Sahibabad to Duhai depot in Ghaziabad. For this, the process of installing signaling equipment has been started from Tuesday. It is claimed that the trial run of the first rapid rail will be done in August-2022 and the train will be fully running in the first phase in March-2023. The most advanced technology system in India will be used to run the first Regional Rapid Rail, has been claimed by NCRTC.
It is claimed that this signal is one of the most state-of-the-art systems, which will give information about train operations as well as weather.
High frequency and throughput will increase
The European Train Control System (ETCS) will use Hybrid Level-3 technology to run Rapid Rail. Although initially its level-2 will be used. It is one of the most advanced signaling and train control systems in the world. This will be the first time in India that the latest ETCS standard, digital interlocking and automatic train operation will be used on Long Term Evolution (LTE) radio. This will prove to be effective in increasing the high frequency of trains, better headway and throughput. The system will be equipped with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) functionality, which will be used to control the traction system, acceleration and braking system of the trains.
NCRTC claims that Rapid Rail will not stop even in fog after the installation of state-of-the-art signaling system.
Train operation will be visible on the screen doors of the station
It is a radio technology based signaling system. In this, not only the speed of the train can be estimated, but other changes can also be made according to the convenience of the passengers. These signals will ensure smooth travel in all types of weather (fog-rain). Apart from this, the entire signaling system will also be synced (SYNC) with the platform screen doors, which will be visible at all the stations.
In addition to the administrative building for the entire track operation at Duhai Depot, large buildings have been constructed to house the machines.
Accidents will also stop with new technology
NCRTC spokesperson Puneet Vats said, “Initially, we will introduce Level-2 of ETCS for the first time. This means that the train door and platform screen doors will be closed first, then the train will move on. You must have often seen many videos that in a hurry to board or deboard the train, some passengers get stuck between the platform and the train and accidents happen. In view of this, this technique is being adopted. Simply put, there will be two doors. The first door will be of the platform screen doors and the second door will be of the train. There will be no accident due to this, it is being claimed.
The first train set of the first Regional Rapid Rail stands at Duhai. Waiting for signal. After this there will be a trial run.
Trial run will be done as soon as signals and machines are installed
At present, indoor installation, outdoor installation, cabling and system testing for signal and telecom for trains is going on at Duhai depot in Ghaziabad. Only after this is completed the trial run can begin. In indoor installation, signal machines are being installed in the rooms through which these signals will be run. The outdoor installation consists of Point Machine (track changing device), Signal (red and green signal for train movement) and Axle Center (device to show train location). Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai and Duhai depot stations are in the first phase. Their construction work has reached the final stage. These stations will be ready for trial run as soon as the signaling work is completed.