Going High- Tech: Indian Railways To Introduce Powerful, Computerised Mechanism For Refilling Water In Trains Bio-degradable toilet inside model rake of luxury ‘Make in India’ railway coaches (Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

A new system planned by Indian Railways may reduce the issue of water shortage on trains, and make the system more efficient. Currently, for a 24 coach train, filling a train’s water tanks take about 20 minutes, under the new system, the time will be cut down to just five minutes.

More than 140 stations across India will have the system in place by March 2019 and the project will cost about Rs 300 crore. Those trains which make long journeys refill water every 300-400 km at railway stations.

Press Trust of India quoted Railway Board Member Rajesh Agarwal as saying that, earlier the water was filled using four-inch-pipes which would now be replaced by six-inch ones.

The motors used would also be upgraded and operated via a computerised system called SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), designed by RDSO. The pumps are said to be of 40 horsepower.

As per the report, railways currently receives a lot of complaints over inadequate water in trains, which might now be properly addressed.

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