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HOW ARE RAILWAYS HANDING FOG DELAY THIS WINTER?

Published By Livemint | 04 Dec, 2022

Fog is a common weather phenomenon that reduces visibility during winter months

Limited visibility has been a major concern for Indian Railways

Due to poor visibility, movement of freight and passenger trains is severely affected

As a result, the trains reach their destinations late and have to be often rescheduled or cancelled

 Indian Railways have taken steps to to minimise affect of fog on train operation

Railways will install fog-safe devices on all locomotives to alert crews

The station masters will use a Visibility Test Object (VTO) to assess severity of the fog

The loco pilots will also be given special training to tackle low visibility issues

Credit : Ministry of Railways

Lime marking on the track for approaching signals is also done to aid crew during period of impaired visibiity

Cleaning and maintenance work will also be performed on rolling stock to minimize delays