The Indian Railways has issued new instructions for train operators on how to get trains to the Right Place, the right stop, and the right station for a train to reach the station at a safe distance from the station.
In a new document, the railways has asked operators to use the new GPS coordinates system to get to stations and train depots with the latest GPS data and to make sure the train is at the correct place.
For instance, if a train is to arrive at a station but not reach the platform, the operator can change the train’s GPS coordinates to reach a destination with a safe waypoint.
The new guidelines say that the train must have a safe place in the depot to reach it and that the operator should have a backup GPS location and be alert to the change in the train destination.
The trains can only go to stations if the operator has a backup location.
The guidelines also state that the GPS coordinates must be used when making trains to stations.
This is a first step for the railways in the age of GPS, which is a global technology that tracks every move made by trains.
On Monday, a Delhi-bound train was stuck in the middle of the highway in Uttar Pradesh for over three hours, for which the train operator had to resort to using GPS coordinates.
“We are not aware of the issue.
We are trying our best to find out the cause,” said Anand Patwardhan, the managing director of the National Railways.
After the incident, the Railway Board ordered a probe and the state government announced a compensation of Rs 100 lakh to the passengers and Rs 25 lakh to those who helped the train to move.