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Posted: Nov 10 2018 (00:15)

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Nov 10 2018 (00:14)   Foggy weather: ECoR focuses on safety

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The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has geared up its manpower to cope with the dense fog during night and early morning in various railway sections.
During winter, in dense foggy weather, drivers (Loco Pilots) have been instructed to regulate train speed depending on visibility conditions.
Apart from this, several precautions have also been taken and train running staff are being counselled by the Railway Officers and Safety Counsellors to cope with the situations.
areas prone to dense fog, luminous and fluorescent strips have been painted in OHE (Overhead Equipment) masts, level crossings and at busy traffic areas before an approaching “Stop Signal” to warn the loco pilot that the train is approaching a stop signal and running in sensitive areas.
The loco pilots and guards have been instructed to ensure that they should put the safety of the passengers at the top and should run trains at such reduced speed in foggy weather as they may feel confident and comfortable, even if it means loss of punctuality to the train.
Detonators are used in foggy weather or otherwise when visibility is severely impaired, to provide an audible indication to the locomotive crew that the train is approaching a signal.
These detonators are flat, disc-shaped metal containers, usually colored red, which contain an explosive mixture that detonates with the application of pressure when the wheels of the locomotive pass over.
The Station Managers have been provided with adequate detonators.
The railway staff posted at stations, cabins and gates have also been instructed to place detonators whenever there is thick fog to warn the loco pilots according to laid down rules and regulations.
The Guards of the trains have been counselled and instructed to watch that the loco-pilot does not exceed the prescribed speed limit during fog.
During night as well as in the thick foggy or tempestuous weather impairing visibility during day, a Red Tail Lamp of approved design displaying a flashing red light to indicate last vehicle check and device should be lit on the last vehicle as per provisions. Guards have been advised to use flasher lamps during day time also during fog.
Lifting barriers at level busy crossings to be provided with luminous indication strips.
 Similarly, the rear portion of the trains fitted with LED based flasher tail lights in addition to flashing red tail lamp along with luminous indication strips.
The Cold Weather Patrolling System has been introduced by deputing winter patrolman with proper training and monitoring.
Apart from this, surprise checks and footplate inspections are being done during late night and early morning hours at all sensitive places.

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