Suresh Prabhu : Railways to install onboard system to monitor train health

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015,15:13 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Railways plan to install an on board system in coaches, freight cars and locomotives to monitor their health and safety of their key components, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the on board rolling stock condition monitoring system’ is being planned to monitor the health and safety of key components of coaches, freight cars and locomotives that would finally result in improved safety, improved reliability, higher utilisation and reduced operation cost.

He said the system would enable predictive maintenance and reduction in sudden catastrophic failures of these assets. When Railways call for the bid to procure such systems, the bidders will be asked to submit plans for indigenisation of the systems under ‘Make in India’ programme, along with their offers.

As part of Indian Railways Modernisation Programme, we shall be completely switching over to manufacturing current state-of-the-art Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in our production units in the next four years, he said in a written response.