Automatic rly doors system ‘not feasible during peak hours’, no word still on project


By Kalpana Verma

Trials on automatic doors in suburban train coaches revealed that it was unsuitable during peak hours. The system of automatic doors will prevent it from closing if a person or object comes in its way.

Failure to close the door automatically in the third attempt will lead to power cut in the entire train. According to officials, this would cause more problems as trains would be delayed frequently during peak hours.

Nearly a month ago, automatic door was installed on coach number 93,498, which was stationed at Mahalaxmi workshop for retro-fitment work. This rake was one of the three coaches selected for installation of the facility.

“More than 20,000 static trials of closing and shutting doors have been done. More info