Indian Railways to launch automatic train protection system

The Indian Railways has decided to introduce an automatic train protection system in its entire network of 68,000 km route. The system would initially be introduced as a pilot project and then be launched across India in a phased manner.

In the pilot project, the automatic train protection system would be introduced in a 650 km stretch of the golden quadrilateral corridor, which connects Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

This was announced by the Hyderabad Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav while addressing the 62nd annual day of the Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunication.

Automatic train protection system: Significance

The automatic train protection system has already been introduced across the world. India is one of the few nations where the drivers are still dependent on the outer signals. In case the driver misses the signals or commits some mistake, it culminates in an accident.

Hence, the introduction of the automatic train protection system is extremely significant for the safety and security of Indian railways and its passengers. The government of India has decided to implement the system on its entire 68,000 km route.


According to Vinod Kumar Yadav, the signal and telecommunications department will play a vital role in speeding up the railway services and ensuring safety in the future.

To enable the same, training is extremely significant and the role of the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications (IRISET) is crucial in imparting modern technology to the staff and managers.


The Indian Railways has been planning to provide world-class training facilities to all its centralised training institutes.

The trainees of the institute were called upon to acquire sound technical knowledge for achieving optimal results.

The curriculum of the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications has also been designed in a manner that makes complex signalling and telecommunication sector appear simple to the trainees.

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