New Delhi:In a major development that will open new vistas for the Konkan Railway, the Anti-Collision Device (ACD) developed by Konkan Railway, has been granted Patent by three major countries, namely China, Russia and Singapore, thus giving recognition to this wonder technology in these countries and opening up possibilities of export of the technology in future. Konkan Railway had applied for worldwide patents for this technology in the past and has already been granted patent for ACD in India and South Africa.
The Anti-Collision Device, indigenously designed by Konkan Railway, is an intelligent, ‘self-acting’ microprocessor-based equipment that successfully prevents collision kind of train accidents in mid-sections, station area and at level crossings, thereby saving the precious lives of train passengers as well as road users. The device is installed in locomotives of trains, guard vans, stations, and at level crossing gates. Since the device needs no manual input, it enhances safety in train operations.
Konkan Railway has successfully implemented ACD network on North East Frontier Railway and the ACD networked route was declared as commissioned last year. It covers 1,924 Broad Gauge route km, 202 stations and 589 diesel locomotives, requiring total 1508 number of ACD units.
The successful commissioning of the ACD networked route on NF Railway has paved way for implementation of ACDs on BG routes of other zonal railways. Konkan Railway has submitted proposal for providing ACD on South Central Railway, south Western Railway, and Southern Railway covering a total of 200 stations and more than 1600 route kms on Vasco-Madgaon-Londa-Hubli-Guntakkal-Renigunta, Ernakulam-Shoranur-Palghat-Erode-Chennai and Bangalore-Jolarpettai sections with 3,200 ACD units.