Satellite Based Warning Trial for Railways

Automatic lighting systems at railway stations
  • The first trial run for developing a satellite-based system to warn train drivers of unmanned railway crossings was conducted by ISRO scientists in Ahmedabad recently. Scientists at the city-based Space Applications Centre (SAC) are now in the process of commercially developing this system that will be fitted on 50 different trains across the country as a second part of the demonstration project.
  • The demonstration project was carried out by a team of ISRO scientists and Western Railway officials in the first week of January.