|NFR locomotives linked to central monitoring system|
GUWAHATI, Nov 21 - NF Railway has connected 256 of its 404 locomotives, or 67 per cent of the total, used for hauling passenger and goods trains, to a centralised remote monitoring system using GPS technology and GSM Mobile Network.
“The system can remotely locate a locomotive, collect data on its movement, collect data on its health and detect faults which can be used for efficient management of train running operation enabling quick decision making,” said Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer of NF Railway.
The new system, called the Remote Monitoring and Management of Locomotives and Trains (REMMLOT) is an on-board microprocessor-based system mounted on locomotives which can collect data on the health of the locomotive on 135 different parameters and send them to a centralised server through a GSM Mobile network.
“The system also helps to detect faults in a locomotive without bringing the locomotive to a repair shop,” said Chanda.