Indian Railways Will Offer 4 Lakh Additional Berths/Seats Per Day Due To This Technical Innovation!
Indian Railways has embraced advanced technology to power the coaches and thanks to the national transporter going tech-savvy, passengers will be able to benefit from 4 lakh additional seats per day.
This new technology adopted by the Indian Railways is called the Head on Generation (HOG) technology, and will be put in place from October 2019. This is an upgrade from the EOG technology that was being used up until now.
This is undoubtedly a piece of great news as an addition of 4 lakh seats will definitely boost the overall traveling experience of passengers. Also, it can be confirmed that massive amounts of money will be saved too!
What is this picture perfect HOG technology that will be used by the Indian Railways? For all the details, read on!
Indian Railways To Use Head On Generation Technology From October
The Indian Railways plans to use this technology from October of this year, and it will help power more than 5000 coaches on railways.
Presently, the railways work on the EOG technology, which is short for End of Generation. In the EOG technology, the railways draw power from power cars, which are attached to the train. As these power coaches will no longer be required, an additional 4 lakh seats will be made available for passengers on a daily basis.
Officials of the Indian Railways have confirmed, “In regular practice, two power cars equipped with Diesel Alternator sets are placed at either ends of the rake run in for example every Shatabdi Express. After we move to the HOG system, there is need of only one power car for standby purpose only.”
The Head On Generation Technology: Here’s All You Want To Know!
HOG, or Head on Generation is an innovative technology that will draw power from the electric wiring of the train itself. The technology is already in use on a global scale, and it will now be available in India too.
As of now, 120 units of power per hour are required by one non-AC compartment to supply electricity. To produce 120 units of electricity per hour, a generator needs about 40 liters of diesel per hour. An AC compartment, therefore, takes up about 65-70 liters of diesel.
This new technology will help set aside a lot of money too, as much as Rs. 6000 crore, which was initially spent on fuels. To add cherries to the cake, this new system is eco-friendly as well, and will not cause any sort of noise or air pollution. What’s more is that the carbon emissions will be reduced by about 700 MT per train. Talk about good news!