Today we are sharing with you all the information about the dangerous and terrifying incident which happened in Odisha. Yes, we are talking about the fatal and smashed collision of trains. The train incidents increasing day by day and now the three trains concluded with each other on the same track after a fatal crash involving three trains killed over 280 people ad 900 were injured.
What Is Electronic Interlocking System In Indian Railways
There is more than one version of how the back-to-back crashes took place, but what is certain is that there were three trains and two collisions at the same spot. Among the many questions surrounding the accident is how the passenger train was on the same track as the stationary goods train. Was it a technical glitch or a human error?
The Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnavi says that the Interlocking system is responsible for this terrible accident. He said that due to a fault in the electronic interlocking system that cause this terrible accident. Let’s see what is the electronic interlocking system.
In railways, interlocking refers to an arrangement of signals, points, and appliances managed using a panel or lever to ensure that trains are operated in a proper sequence and accidents are avoided.
In other words, an Interlocking system is a technologically advanced system that uses computers to control the movement of trains. The system Contains numerous electronic modules that communicate with each other for a foolproof train control system.
This system provides faster more reliable and more efficient operations of Signaling, ensuring the safe movement of trains. It also provides real-time information about each train’s location, which helps the signalman make quick and informed decisions. As a result, the electronic interlocking system has reduced the possibility of human error.
An Interlocking system is a crucial element of railway infrastructure that ensure the safe movement of trains. It prevents collision by controlling the movement of points and signals.
In the interview, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav explains the Interlocking system that All the stations have 2 lines and 2 loop lines. We operate on a point that determines whether the train will go straight or on a loop. Signals are interlocked in a manner that it helps in knowing whether the line is occupied. The signal is green when the point is not occupied. The interlocking is done in a manner that it helps in knowing if the movement is clear. The interlocking was electronic in this station. More can be known if there is electronic interlocking.