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Mumbai local trains between Churchgate-Virar to be safer! Indian Railways introduces first-of-its-kind system

Now, Mumbai local train service to be safer and punctual! In a first, a Tetra based Mobile Train Radio Communication system has been commissioned on Indian Railways’ Mumbai suburban rail network between Churchgate and Virar section, which falls under the Western Railway zone.

According to the Railway Ministry, the Tetra based Mobile Train Radio Communication system is a first of its kind system on the Indian Railways network. The system, which was inaugurated on 1 March 2021 on Mumbai suburban section between Churchgate and Virar section, has an intrinsic role in ensuring safety as well as reducing delays through effective communication. Following are some key features of the Tetra based Mobile Train Radio Communication system:

  • The system will provide seamless communication between motorman or guard and controller or station master and cab to cab of different EMU’s (electric multiple units)
  • The system boasts the lowest call setup time for the fastest communication
  • The Tetra based Mobile Train Radio Communication system will ensure enhanced safety as well as reduce train delays
  • It has been installed in 200 cabs of 100 rakes
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