The Indian Railways will soon introduce "anti-collision" devices to minimise accidents.
"We will introduce the latest anti-collision device from early next year if our ongoing trial result show success by the end of this year," Railway Minister Nitish Kumar said in Hajipur, Bihar, on Tuesday.
Engineers of the Konkan Railway had developed the device, named Raksha Kawach, after the Ghaisal train accident in West Bengal in 1999.
Earlier, the railways had introduced flashing lights and provided walkie-talkies to the staff directly connected with the operations of a train.
The minister also said that the railways was thinking of tying up with the defence forces to come up with a disaster management system.
"If possible, the Indian Railways may tie up with the defence forces to deal with post-train accident situations, which demand immediate rescue and relief operations."
He said a committee had been formed in this regard following last month's derailment of the Rajdhani Express, which lead to the death of 119 people.
"Our experiences indicate that the Indian Railways is not capable of managing a post-accident situation alone," Kumar said.
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