NFR: Fire Detection System fitted in trains and stations
Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): TheNortheast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken several safety initiatives to further enhance the safety of passengers in trains and stations.
An update from the NFR informed that there had been incidents when fire broke out from either pantry cars or generator cars of passenger trains causing damages endangering passengers and property if not noticed and extinguished timely.
‘In its endeavour to prevent fire mishaps on trains and stations, NFR has equipped Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems on coaches and stations. As power cars and pantry cars are more vulnerable to fire 98 power cars and 38 pantry cars were equipped with the fire detection system in addition to 230 Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) AC coaches,’ informed the update.
State of art fire detection system and auto stoppage system are said to have been installed in 20 LHB AC coaches this year while 1695 number of non–AC coaches over NFR have also been provided with fire extinguisher systems with anti-theft arrangement. 395 numbers of non–AC coaches were installed with the system this year itself.
Railway stations are also very vulnerable in incidences of fire hence modern technologies like automatic fire detection and alarm system in buildings have also been installed at stations.
Enhancing safety in train operations and in stations, the NFR is said to go ahead to equip all air-conditioned coaches used for overnight journey and stations with the early warning fire detection system.