Lahore : Representatives of Siemens, Helmut von Struve, Managing Director, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited and Marco Wagner, Regional Business Manager visited Pakistan Railways headquarters office today and met CEO Pakistan Railways, advisor on Railways Anjum Pervez and other relevant team members.
Siemens has offered an automated signaling system to Pakistan Railways, a schematic system for level crossings in which train driver would be warned of any danger or hazard on the track beforehand. Digital wireless transmission of video images of train approaching and leaving a level crossing would help the driver and staff to respond to any untoward situation timely.
The Digital wireless system offered by the company is based on RFID Technology, Radiofrequency Identification System where RFID tags would be installed on level crossings and receiver for the same would keep engine driver updated of the ground situation.
The concerned officers from signaling and electrical branch asked many questions relevant to its implementation in Pakistan Railways level crossings, Siemens Team replied in detail to all the questions asked during presentation.
Advisor on Railways Anjum Pervez concluded the meeting with the gratifying remarks, he said the level crossing safety is prime concern of department at this point of time. As the train operations are increasing and are likely to escalate in future, Pakistan Railways need to implement a better system that could warn both by passerby and driver at level crossings.
CEO Pakistan Railways Javed Anwar said that this system would be a great aid to our staff and drivers and as we are moving towards CPEC, a better digitized complete interlock system is part and parcel of the big project but to respond instantly to the accidents at level crossings a committee should hold meetings with approaching company and categorize the level crossings to find way out of the problem as earliest as possible.