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Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC)

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  • March 3, 2021
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Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Economy; Science & Techbology

In news

  • Mobile Train Radio Communication (MTRC) System has been commissioned in Western Railway Trains in Mumbai.

Key takeaways 

  • The Mobile Train Radio Communication system is an effective and a technologically advanced communication system. 
  • It can play an important role in preventing train accidents and reducing delays through effective communication.
  • MTRC acts in a similar way to that of Air traffic control (ARC) for aircrafts. 
  • The system will monitor, track and aid in communication between the trains and the control room. 
  • This is the first time that MTRC is commissioned in Indian Railways. 
  • The new system has already been installed in 90 out of 100 rakes running between Churchgate and Virar.

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