Rail tickets reserved for passengers can be easily accessible in the coming times. Railways are going to take such measures, which will increase more than four lakh seats (berth) every day for the reserved travel in trains from October. For this, the Railway Department is going to adopt such technology, which will not require the power car (generator box) to be installed in the compartment for light and air conditioning and it will be done only through the engine. Senior railway officials informed this on Wednesday.
At present, every train with Link Halfman Bush (LHB) coaches has one to two generator bogie. All these coaches are supplied with power from these diesel generators. It is known as 'And On Generation' (EOG) Technology. Officials said that soon the department is going to start using 'popular on-the-go' technology (HOG) technology worldwide. In this technology electricity is also taken for the coaches from the electric wiring of the train.
5,000 coaches will be operated
Official officials said that Indian Railways from October 2019About 5,000 coaches will start operating from HOG technology. This will help in the removal of generators from trains and the convenience of applying extra bins in them. Not only this, this will save more than Rs 6,000 crore annually on railway fuel. Just one non-air conditioned compartment needs 120 units of electricity per hour to supply electricity. To generate such power, the generator consumes 40 liters of diesel per hour. The same consumption of fuel for the air-conditioned compartment increases to 65 to 70 liters of diesel per hour.
Officials said that this system is environmentally friendly. There will be no air and noise pollution. At the same time, it will reduce the carbon emissions by 700 tonnes every year according to each train. According to officials, 'For example, two Generator bogis are installed in each Shatabdi Express. When we start using the HOG system, then only one generator bogey will be needed for the standby in such trains. Officials said that according to their estimates, when all the trains with LHB coaches will start running from new technology, about four lakh berths will be available every day from the additional coaches. This will also increase the revenue of the Railways.