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Rail Budget: Measures against fire incidents

Posted on Feb 26, 03:54PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday announced several measures to prevent and control fire.

Presenting the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, accident caused due to fire, even though very infrequent, have been a major cause for concern.

Some of the measures taken include:

i. Provision of Comprehensive Fire and Smoke Detection System on pilot basis;

ii. Provision of portable fire extinguishers in Guard-cum-Brake Vans, AC Coaches and Pantry Cars in all trains;

iii. Enhanced use of fire retardant furnishing materials in coaches;

iv. Social awareness campaigns for observance of safe practices.