Advocate Vishal Tiwari has filed a public interest litigation seeking a probe into the Odisha triple train accident to the Supreme Court of India. A railway spokesperson revealed yesterday that the 'kavach' was not available...
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The 'Kavach' system is designed to bring a train to a halt automatically when it notices another train on the same line within a prescribed distance.
Announced in the 2022 Union Budget as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, 2,000 km of rail network is planned to be brought under 'Kavach' for safety and capacity augmentation in 2022-23.
‘Kavach’, which alerts when a train jumps a signal (Signal Passed at Danger—SPAD), which is the leading cause of train collisions, was not available on the route involved in the accident, the report said.