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‘Fog Pass’ a New Device To Help Driver’s Visibility By NFR

Indian Railways has already implemented 22 recommendations of the committee.

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The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a portable device called the Fog Pass in trains that will help drivers’ visibility during the foggy winter months, an NFR spokesman said on Saturday

NFR chief spokesman Pranav Jyoti Sharma said that the device is a low-cost, Global Positioning System (GPS) based equipment to be used when visibility reduces and running trains at permissible speed becomes risky.

“The device is an audio-visual navigation assistant in essence and displays the name and distance of approaching signals and other critical landmarks on track like Level Crossing Gates,” Sharma said.

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15 trains were cancelled because of fog in New Delhi. IANS

“It also provides voice guidance on real-time basis.”

According to the spokesman, the device was not a permanent fixture but can be carried by drivers whenever required.

“It weighs less than 1.5 kg and operates on rechargeable Li-ion batteries which can run the device for 18 hours without recharging,” he said, adding that a total of 1,101 Fog Pass devices have been introduced in the NFR.

The introduction of the device is in line with the recommendation of the High-Level Safety Review Committee (Kakodkar Committee) constituted by the Ministry of Railways in 2011.

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A man passes through a railing while others board a train as they make their way home at the Cantonment railway station in Karachi, Pakistan. VOA

The Committee had given 106 recommendations, out of which 68 recommendations have been found fully acceptable and 19 partially acceptable.

Indian Railways has already implemented 22 recommendations of the committee. (IANS)

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India Gets Assistance of Rs 3,420 Crore From Japan

The project for the construction of Chennai road aims to meet increasing traffic demands in the metropolitan area and installing Intelligent Transport Systems,

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Japan will be giving a loan of Rs 3,420 crore to India to assist in constructing the Chennai Peripheral Ring Road and for joint efforts towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“The loan agreements were signed here today (Friday) between the Government of India and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), New Delhi under Japanese Official Development Assistance Loan Program,” the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.

The Japanese ODA loan is for construction of phase one of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road for about Rs 2,470 crore and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards SDGs in India for about Rs 950 crore.

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The Japanese ODA loan is for construction of phase one of Chennai Peripheral Ring Road for about Rs 2,470 crore and for Japan-India cooperative actions towards SDGs in India for about Rs 950 crore. www.trafficchallan.co.in

The agreements were signed by Finance Ministry Additional Secretary C.S. Mohapatra and JICA New Delhi Chief Representative Katsuo Matsumoto, the Ministry said.

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The project for the construction of Chennai road aims to meet increasing traffic demands in the metropolitan area and installing Intelligent Transport Systems, thereby contributing to mitigation of traffic congestion and promoting Regional Economic Development.

The other program aims to promote SDGs in India, mainly in social development, by supporting the efforts by the Indian government to strengthen the policy framework and implementation mechanism, thereby supporting India in achieving SDGs by 2030, it added.(IANS)