New Delhi: The high-level rail safety review committee headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar will present its report on Friday, which is understood to have favoured separate cadres for diesel and electric locomotive drivers and upgrading tracks.
The report, which will be presented just weeks ahead of the Rail Budget 2012-13, is understood to have also stressed for better signalling system which could be in-cab signal technology currently operational in Delhi Metro.
The report could also recommend installation of automatic alert system in case of signal overshooting and specially designed guards to save the locomotives getting derailed in case of a hit with cattle, sources in the committee said.
The panel is also understood to have recommended adequate rest for loco pilots before reporting for the duty....more
05:20 PM, Feb 16, 2012