International Development News
Development News Edition

Railways uses blue-light indicators to warn passengers in Mumbai

Railways uses blue-light indicators to warn passengers in Mumbai
To warn passengers that a train is ready to move and that they should not board it, the Indian Railways has installed a blue-light indicator at the entrance gate on an EMU train in Mumbai for trial purpose, an official said.

A senior railway ministry official said the railways is experimenting with the blue-light indicator, which has been fixed at the top of the entrance of the train on a pilot basis.

He said the blue light, after the train is signalled to move, emits a beam on the platform warning the passengers not to board or alight when it starts moving.

The official said the beam of the blue-light falls at least three feet away on the platform ramp to warn the passengers to maintain safe distance to avoid accidents from an incoming or outgoing train.

The official pointed out that the decision was taken after Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who is from Mumbai and has travelled a lot in the suburban railway network, expressed concern over fatalities involving passengers falling off running trains.

The official said the blue-light beam is being tested on one of the non-air conditioned Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) train, which does not have the automatic doors like the air conditioned EMU and Metro trains.

The official further said the project has been started on a pilot basis, and in the coming days the visual indicator will be installed on more coaches and rakes of Mumbai suburban locals.

According to railway ministry, local trains in Mumbai cover over 427.5 km network spread in two railway zones -- Central and Western Railways.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



'No escape from telephones', this 1953 prediction actually comes true

In 1953, a telephone company chief predicted that therell be no escape from telephones in the future....

With Ayodhya verdict, CJI starts clearing high profile pending cases

Ending all the speculations, the Chief Justice of India Mr. Ranjan Gogoi who is due to retire on November 17 decided to deliver the verdict in Ayodya dispute at 10.30 am on Saturday which is not a working day for the Supreme Court. This is ...

How partnerships and collaborations could enhance teacher training

Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Managing Director, MBD Group shares her views on public private partnership and collaborations in education sector. She supports her propositions with her organisations success stories....

Fixed Test centers would facelift level of WTC in India

The venues for the test matches in India should be fixed so that World Test Championship matches remain fair....


Latest News

AIMPLB for review of SC verdict in Ayodhya case, against taking alternative 5-acre plot

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board AIMPLB on Sunday favoured seeking a review of the Supreme Courts judgement in the Ayodhya issue, and said it was against accepting the five-acre alternative land given for a mosque. The land of the mo...

UPDATE 3-At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.The pipeline exploded in front of a five-story building, blowing some of the buil...

Natalie Dreyfuss lands recurring role in 'The Flash'

The Originals star Natalie Dreyfuss is set to star in a recurring role in the six season of The Flash series. The actor will play Sue Dearbon in The CW show based on the DC superhero, reported TVLine.Described as possessing a fierce intelli...

Fadnavis heckled at Bal Thackeray's death anniversary function

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by some slogan-shouting workers of the Shiv Sena as he left Shivaji Park here after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his seventh death anniversary. Some workers of ...

Give Feedback