Indian Railways To Set Up Online Stock Monitoring Platform To Prevent DerailmentsA goods train derailed near Thane, Maharashtra in December 2017 (Praful Gangurde/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In order to prevent possible derailments, Indian Railways (IR) will soon implement its Online Monitoring of Rolling Stock (OMRS) system, reports The Financial Express. According to officials, the first phase of the project will be implemented between Bhusaval and Jalgaon and Wardha and Nagpur in Maharashtra.

The OMRS will make use of microphones and sensors installed along the tracks to detect the noise and conditions of the wheels and the locomotives and report them back to a control room. The system will indicate the status of the trains wheels with three colours – yellow, green and red that will signify whether the wheels are safe, require maintenance or require replacement respectively.

Although tested in 2013 between Delhi and Panipat, the OMRS hasn’t been implemented till date. IR has selected 25 routes to install it under the first phase at a cost of Rs 113 crore. The second phase will see implementation on the Surat-Mumbai and Mumbai-Roha routes.

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