? Cool Title, but what’s the news?
The Indian Railways is all set to roll out its state-of-the-art SMART coaches which will be manufactured at the Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli.
? Okay, but what does it mean?
Railways’ new smart coaches will be equipped with black boxes and coach information and diagnostics systems. The black boxes will have a powerful multi-dimensional communication interface to provide information on coach condition, queries related to passenger information on a real-time basis.
? Why should I care?
The passenger information system will inform the passengers about the current location of the train and the next station and also expected time of arrival at the next station. This system can also show the speed of the train, the statement said.
The coach is also provided with the emergency talkback system for communication between the passengers (especially woman and child) and the guard of the train so that necessary assistance can be provided.
An additional cost of all systems/all equipment will be approximately Rs 12-14 lakhs which can be recovered in a year or so, the ministry said.
Source: Zeenews India