GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will install a smart watering arrangement for filling water in passenger trains.
The proposed quick watering arrangement has been planned to be installed at the Guwahati and Lumding stations by March 2019, said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, CPRO of NFR.
�In the present arrangement, as soon as a train is placed on the platform line, individual coaches are watered by connecting hoses through valves, which in turn are connected to a central hydrant pipeline. Feeding is done under gravity. So, simultaneous watering of all coaches is not possible as there is a substantial loss of pressure. The new system will comprise many high-performance smart pumps, which will be controlled from a centralised location. Once the train is placed on the platform, the system will be put into operation, which will enable complete watering of the entire train in just 10 minutes, and that too without wasting water,� he said.
He said the new system would solve the problem of leakage and pilferage from hydrant lines as the pumps will ensure water flow in the hydrant pipe only when a train is placed in the platform. �At other times, the hydrant pipe will not carry water,� he added.