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5 Steps Taken by Indian Railways to Make Our Journeys Safer & More Comfortable

From installing new safety mechanisms, to extending on-board housekeeping services to more trains – Indian railways has come up with a new plan to make train journeys safer and better.

Indian Railways has always been one step ahead when it comes to making our journeys safer, more comfortable and a lot easier.

Here are five key measures that the department is planning to install with the view of providing its passengers with a better travelling experience.

1. Condition-based monitoring mechanism

The condition based monitoring mechanism will have two systems. An on-board system will detect glitches in roller bearings, coach suspension etc. While the second system will detect wheel defects, hanging parts, broken springs, and more.

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2. Railways is in the process of constructing a dual purpose locomotive, which will be capable of running both on electricity as well as diesel.

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This feature will make operations more flexible and will also result in substantial fuel saving.

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3. To reduce wastage of water, railways will install water level indicators in coach water tanks.

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4. Better housekeeping services

The on-board housekeeping service (OBHS) provided by railways is currently available in 571 trains. Recently, the criteria for provision of OBHS has been revised, to cover 414 more trains by 2016-17.

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5. Improved cleanliness

Various cleanliness related measures have been taken up by the railways, including trials for garbage disposable bags on trains, and construction of 25,500 bio-toilets in 8,700 coaches, among others.

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