ahmedabad udaipur railway track blast case security of tracks increased in rajasthan night patrolling to be done on bridge and tunnels – News18 Hindi
Railways learned lessons from Ahmedabad-Udaipur track blast case
North Western Railway has taken 5 steps to enhance the safety of the tracks.
Railway Police Force officers will now be in constant touch with the state police
Jaipur. In Rajasthan, on November 13, an attempt was made to blow up the Ahmedabad-Udaipur railway track by blasting it (Ahmedabad-Udaipur railway track blast case). However, due to the alertness of the railway trackmen and the villagers, a major accident was avoided. But after this incident, the North Western Railway has increased vigilance more than before for the safety of the tracks. November 13 was a day never to be forgotten for the North Western Railway. For the first time in Rajasthan, an attempt was made to blow up the tracks. North Western Railway has prepared a new plan so that such incidents do not happen again in future. Under this, security of railway tracks will be done more than before.
Captain Shashikiran, CPRO of North Western Railway said that under the new plan, night patrolling has been increased on large bridges and tunnels during the night. In coordination with the state police, instructions have been given to be vigilant at these places. Trackmens counseling has been started. Along with them counseling of loco pilot and guard has been started. Taking lessons from this incident, senior railway officials themselves will go for continuous inspection.
RPF officers will be in constant touch with the state police
Railway has its own force RPF for security, but it is mostly stationed at railway stations or its trains are on duty. But now RPF officers will be in constant touch with the state police. A team of RPF officers will continuously work on the inputs of the state police. Trackmen will patrol continuously through rail vehicles on hundreds of kilometers of railway tracks passing through desert or forest. Apart from this, more precaution will be taken while operating trains like Shatabdi or Rajdhani.
This accident is a wake up call for the Railways.
The accident on the Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail route is a wake-up call for the railways. Alertness can be maintained at railway stations, but monitoring railway tracks spread over lakhs of kilometers is a very difficult task. For this, now the time has come to adopt a process like artificial intelligence or drone surveillance. Although there are villages, farms or towns around the tracks. The people living there work as eyes and ears for the railways, but despite this, doubling the security is now a big challenge for the railways.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 15, 2022, 18:21 IST