Officer behind a 2001 non-signal based Anti-Collision Device could have prevented Balasore accident, but current railway officials deny it
A still of former Konkan Railway Managing Director B Rajaram demonstrating the Anti-Collision Device’s workings in a documentary in 2002. Pic/National Geographic
Long before Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw showcased the Kavach system by standing in a speeding loco while another one hurtled towards him in March,
B Rajaram, the then-managing director of Konkan Railway, live-tested the Anti-Collision Device (ACD), by remaining in the path of a speeding train in 2002.
The latter has said the ACD could have averted the Odisha tragedy.