A state-of-the-art electronic system – Kavach is designed to help the Indian Railways network achieve zero accidents.

Zero Accidents in Indian Railways: The Ministry of Railways is committed to safe, accident-free and high-speed train travel across the country. For example, a state-of-the-art electronic system Kavach has been designed to help the Indian railway network achieve zero accidents. The Kavach is an indigenous ATP system with Safety Integrity Level – 4 standards, developed by the Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) in collaboration with Indian industry, as well as trials facilitated by the South Central Railway zone. According to the national carrier, the system is intended to provide protection by preventing trains from passing the signal at Danger (Red) and avoiding collisions.

The Kavach system automatically activates the train braking system if the driver fails to control the train according to the speed limits. In addition, this also prevents a collision between two locomotives equipped with a functional Kavach system. according to Indian Railways, the Kavach system is one of the cheapest, Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL-4) certified technologies with a failure rate of one in 10,000 years. It also opens avenues for the export of this domestically developed state-of-the-art railway technology, it further said.

Flawless efficiency, unparalleled safety!

Kavach, an indigenous state-of-the-art automatic train protection system, equipped with world-class capabilities to ensure zero accidents.

It will increase safety and improve the efficiency of railway operations.#BharatKaKavach pic.twitter.com/Apsni418CM

— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) March 20, 2022

Following are some features of the Kavach system:

It prevents the passing of the signal at danger (SPAD) It provides continuous update of the motion authority with the display of signal aspects in the Driver Machine Interface / Loco Pilot control and the indication panel There is automatic braking to prevent overspeed Automatic whistle when approaching level crossing gates It prevents collision between two locomotives equipped with functional Kavach
SoS messages during emergencies Centralized live monitoring of train movements via Network Monitor System

According to the Ministry of Railways, 96 percent of rail traffic is carried on the routes of the High Density Network and the Highly Used Network of the Indian Railways. In order to be able to transport this rail traffic safely, the Kavach system works will be specifically picked up by the national carrier. About 2,000 km will be brought under Kavach for security and capacity enhancement in 2022-23 as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat.


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