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Railways installs sensors in Mumbai stations

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Mumbai: To surpass disruption of services during monsoon due to rising waters, the Central Railway installed 2000 Digital Axle Counters (DAC) at stations in Mumbai.

A senior railway official said “Almost 2000 DACs have been installed between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Kurla on the central line and CST-Chembur on the harbour line. These will help in understanding movements on the tracks, which will help us to send proper signals. This will avoid inconvenience to commuters.”

A DAC is a sensor installed on railway tracks. It indicates to the signalling department to study the movement of trains. The CR has provided more of these DACs, which were previously installed only at some stations in the city. The CR claimed it has identified primary locations vulnerable to inundation. Along with this, the railway has said, it has added plastic sheets to signalling units and other auxiliary working systems to avoid water retention during the monsoon. Officials claimed they have put silica gel and tapes on such units to prevent any leakage.

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