Fire Detection and Prevention System being provided in trains and stations by N.F Railway

Maligaon, Feb 14: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has taken many safety initiatives to further enhance the safety of passenger in trains and stations. There were incidents when the fire broke out from either pantry cars or generator cars of passenger trains causing damages. Such fire has the potential of causing loss of human life and property if not noticed and extinguished timely.

 In its endeavour to prevent fire mishaps on trains and stations, NFR has equipped Automatic Fire Detection and Alarm Systems on coaches and stations. State of art fire detection system & auto stoppage system has been installed in 55 AC coaches during April – December, 2022.

As power cars and pantry cars are more vulnerable to fire, 98 power cars and 38 pantry cars were equipped with the fire detection system in addition to 272 LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) AC coaches till December, 2022.

Moreover, 500 numbers of non – AC coaches have also been provided with fire extinguisher systems with anti-theft arrangement covering total 2155 number of non – AC coaches over NFR till December this financial year.

Railway stations are also very vulnerable in incidences of fire. Modern technologies like automatic fire detection and alarm system in buildings have been installed at stations. During April to December, 2022, 13 stations were equipped with the fire detection and alarm system.

Enhancing safety in train operations and in stations, N. F. Railway will go ahead to equip all air-conditioned coaches used for overnight journey and stations with the early warning fire detection system.

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