Chennai Metro Rail plans on new system; whats so revolutionary after all??
Chennai Metro Rail plans to introduce a new technology that will allow them to control trains remotely and fix the problem within minutes.
This will greatly improve services when the train develops a snag and halts mid way somewhere.
According to officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), they plan to bring in an asset management system for their trains to sort out snags from the control room itself.
Officials said, through this system, the train’s data can be accessed from anywhere. “Even if I sit in one part of the world, all I need to know is the system’s user id and password to access the data and solve the problem; it will be restricted and confidential and only a few people will have access to it,” he added.
The system will collect and transmit train parameters and data, and provide alerts in real time even when the train is in operation; it will transmit it to depot maintenance server, the official added.
They have called for tenders now and soon after the contract is awarded, in six months, the prototype of this system will be ready. Months later, it will be installed in trains.
It is not clear yet how much the system and the entire installation process will cost.>