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What is the Vigilance Control Device (VCD) in IR?
Sep 22 2011 (10:53)
News Entry# 39508 Railways plans to introduce new safety device
Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^ Added by: rdb*^ Sep 22 2011 (18:04)
Sept 22, 2011
PATNA: Concerned over safety of the passengers, the railways is planning to introduce a new safety device, particularly in locomotives, to keep loco pilots on high alert. This Vigilance Control Device (VCD) is at present on trial.
According to a Railway Board official, this device is a kind of a ring which would be given to loco pilots on duty. This biometric device would help them to stay alert and generate warnings if they fall asleep on duty. The Board has taken a decision to introduce VCD following recent spurt...
Aug 26 2011 (18:41)
News Entry# 35630 Vigilance Control Device to enhance rail passenger safety
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Aug 26 2011 (18:43)
Taking a nap for the rail engine driver will not be possible as the Railway is going to install Vigilance Control Device to keep a tab on the alertness of the driver so as to enhance the safety of the passengers.In a bid to prevent train accidents (due to unalertness of engine drivers) the Indian Railway on the move for a major safety is upgrading the railway engines with a new emergency braking system — VCD (Vigilance Control Device), which will enhance passengers’ safety by automatically stopping the train if a driver doesn’t perform a regular task such as accelerating or braking for a stipulated period of time.The VCD is designed and manufactured to enhance the safety of the passengers by ensuring the alertness of the engine driver all the time. Installations of the equipments are ‘on’ in the Adra Railway division while more than 9 locomotive engines were equipped with...