Railways to make journeys safer with new signal system
The South Eastern Railway will implement a massive modernisation plan of the signalling system, making movement of trains safer.
Keeping in view the advantages of the modern signalling system, South Eastern Railway last week completed the commissioning work of the new interlocking system in 26 stations in Chakradharpur and Ranchi railway divisions.
The old relay interlocking system was replaced by a new upgraded interlocking system at nine railway stations including Ghatshila on Howrah-Mumbai main route and Bano under Ranchi division.
Work is underway for replacing the traditional mechanical lever frame interlocking system with that of electronic interlocking systems at 12 stations including Bokaro Steel City, Talgoria and Lodhma - borh in Ranchi railway division.
South Eastern Railway has also earmarked funds for setting-up electronic interlocking systems at Bondamunda and Birarajpur - both in Chakradharpur division and several other stations in Ranchi and Adra divisions.
Talking to The Telegraph Online chief public relations officer of South Eastern Railway, Sanjay Ghosh said, "Upgradation of the signalling system would help to facilitate train operations at higher speed and even during bad weather."
He went on to say that a modernised signalling system will not only ensure safety but will also help in providing seamless train operation.
The CPRO said a centralised traffic control system for better monitoring and faster movement of trains have also been planned in Howrah-Kharagpur - Tatanagar section.
"All such modernisation work will make the railway zone future ready for train operation," he added.