On ‘Engineers Day’, the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) took a serious step in direction of improvement of an indigenously-built Communication Primarily based Prepare Management signalling expertise for the Metro with the launch of the i-ATS, which is a crucial sub-system of the signalling system.
This prototype system, in addition to a state-of-the-art laboratory for additional creating different sub-systems of indigenous CBTC expertise, was inaugurated on Tuesday on the Metro’s Shastri Park centre by Housing and City Affairs Secretary, Durga Shanker Mishra, within the presence of DMRC Managing Director, Mangu Singh, Bharat Electronics Ltd Director, Shikha Gupta, and different senior officers from DMRC and BEL.
Mishra mentioned: “It’s a actually proud event to start out one thing like this which goes so as to add to our energy on the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat initiative. The best way we’ve got promoted indigenisation within the improvement of Metros within the nation, I’m totally assured that this Indian system will even be offered exterior, and we would be the leaders on this space as effectively.”
Mangu Singh termed this achievement as a serious step ahead in direction of the event of indigenous applied sciences required for the operation of Metro rail techniques. “This can be a essential step in direction of the event of an indigenous CBTC system. I’m positive that we can work collectively and scale newer heights to fully indigenise Metro railway building in addition to operations.”
ATS (Computerized Prepare Supervision) is a computer-based system, which manages practice operations. This technique is indispensable for top density operations such because the Metro, the place providers are scheduled each jiffy. i-ATS is the indigenously developed expertise, which is able to considerably cut back the dependence of Indian metros on international distributors coping with such applied sciences.
Know-how techniques such because the CBTC are primarily managed by the European international locations and Japan. As a part of the federal government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the Ministry of Housing and City Affairs had determined to indigenise the CBTC expertise.
Together with DMRC, Niti Aayog, BEL and CDAC are a part of this improvement. DMRC has been nominated to steer this necessary ‘Make in India’ initiative.
To take the venture ahead, DMRC and BEL entered right into a MoU for improvement of this indigenous ATS system. A devoted staff of DMRC and BEL, Ghaziabad labored collectively around the clock to take this necessary step in direction of ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’.
DMRC has determined to make use of indigenous ATS (i-ATS) whereas upgrading the ATS of line 1 (Pink Line) i.e. from Rithala to Shaheed Sthal, Ghaziabad. The identical shall even be utilized in Part 4.
A number of the necessary options of this expertise are that it could possibly work with practice management and signalling techniques of various suppliers. i-ATS may also work with completely different ranges of expertise of practice management and signalling techniques.
It’s also appropriate for introduction in Indian Railways which is now introducing Centralised Prepare management, which makes use of a part of ATS capabilities, on a big scale. Predictive upkeep module shall even be launched within the Part IV corridors utilizing the i-ATS system.
One other MoU was signed on the event with BEL for indigenous improvement of “Rolling Inventory Drivers’ Coaching System” for coaching in driving and troubleshooting expertise for Prepare Operators. It is going to be a mock-up of a practice’s driving cab with a computer-based system on the again finish, the place completely different actual life eventualities can be created to coach the operator on driving and troubleshooting expertise.
The coaching techniques, popularly often called driving simulators, procured to this point are rolling inventory particular. The indigenous system might be utilised for a number of shares by deciding on from among the many choices obtainable within the database.
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