Rail Budget: Measures against fire incidents
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.