North Central Railway
No. 11PR/12/2019/Press ReleaseDate:31.12.2019
North Central Railway reviews Safety, Punctuality, & Infrastructure position and Roadmap -2020 through video conference.
On 31.12.19 a video conference by General Manager Sri Rajiv Chaudhry and Principal Head of Departments of NCR held Agra , Allahabad & Jhansi division. In the beginning of video conference new calendar of NCR for year 2020 was unveiled by GM Sri Rajiv Chaudhry along with PHODs of NCR. Calendar of 2020 has focus on achievementsof NCR in 2019 and important forte of NCR. After unveiling of calendar safety was first item taken up for review during video conference. GM stressed that counseling of guards needs to be properly structured so as proper track of counseling needs and inputs given can be kept. He said that Guard is very important part of entire safety chain and accountability of guard in ensuring safety needs to be ensured in all divisions . Rationalization of crew link in Mail Express and other high speed trainswas also discussed. GM directed that adequate rest to crew through rationalized crew link must be ensured. Discussing safety of track , GM desired that accurate and adequateplanning of permanent way materialsis essence to process sanction of rails etc. and needs to ensured by all the divisions.
During discussion on infrastructure items, GM directed Allahabad division and construction wing that balance work ofTundla Electronic interlocking needs to be completed so as all facilities like additional platform , extended FOB etc. are available to our valued customers on priority. Reviewing progress of Line Sah Baba FOB work which is a critical work for Magh Mela 2020 ,Sri Chaudhry advised division to complete the work by First Week of Jan -2020. This work for additional ramp on power cabin side will allow use of this FOB more effectively with all passenger enclosures thus easier handling of traffic during main bathing days .Reviewing progress of Govindpuri Electronic Interlockingwork , GM advised that progress needs to be pulled up for early commissioning. Discussing operation of goods train on electric traction in Chunar - Chopan section GM desired that more goods trains on electric traction needs to be run in this section to ease out main line between Chunar- Pt DeenDayalUpdhyay Jn. GM Sri Rajiv Chaudhry said that despite many constraints team of officers , supervisors and staff from all three divisions and HQ performed par excellence in 2019 on all fronts like infrastructure creation , punctuality improvement, successful conduct of Kumbh-2019 etc. and stressed that our focus from safety must not be lost in 2020 as well. Performance of NCR in improving punctuality and infrastructure creation has been exceptionally good in 2019 and its efforts were recognized at highest level duringRailway week award function 2019 held at Umbala.Sri Chaudhry added that 2020 brings newer and stiffer challenges and called upon all Officersand staffto put their best forward to surpass stipulated targets.:
Some of the important works targeted by North Central Railway in 2020 are:
A.Completion of balance 50 Km fencing/ boundary wall in Agra – Palwal section under Agra division which will help immensely in safe and detention free train operation. Gatiman express with maximum speed of 160 Kmph operate in this section and it is fastest train of India.
B.Elimination of manned level crossing is thrust area and NCR shall be replacing 100 manned LCs with ROB 10 Road over Bridges and balance Road under bridgesin 2020.This will substantially improve safety and punctuality in train operation.
C.10 Foot over bridges are planned over NCR for improved safety and passenger amenity.
D.NCR has planned doubling of 110km while it has ambitious target of 118kms and 67 kms. for tripling and quadrupling respectively.
E.To run longer trains NCR is constructing longer loop lines and 07 such longer loops to accommodate two goods trains simultaneously in one loop line are targeted in the year 2020.
F.With commissioning of washing lines at Subedarganj and other works NCR plan to develop it as satellite station from where trains can be originated .
G.Important yard remodeling works at Yamuna Bridge , Kanpur , Manikpuretc are targeted which will add to traffic handling capacity .
H.With targeted auto signaling between Allahabad- Kanpur in 2020 , Entire main line between Gaziabad – Pt. DeendayalUpdhyayJn. shall be with auto signaling thus enhanced capacity for train handling on trunk route of New Delhi-Howrah .
I.All qualifying 221 stations of NCR shall be covered under WiFi.
J.Balance mail express trains of NCR shall be converted to LHB stock for enhanced capacity , comfort, speed and safety .
K.With commissioning of more sections of DFC , more goods trains shall be diverted to DFC routes thus enhanced capacity and punctuality for passenger trains.
L.Work on 160 Kmph up gradation of New Delhi-Howrah and New Delhi-Mumbai route will start .
M.NCR will march ahead to complete 100% electrification which targeted by 2021.
N.NCR will be making important headway for ETCS level-2 advanced cab signaling system between Bamharuli to Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay jn.
O.More than 10 Electronic interlocking works adding traffic handling capacity and safety are planned in 2020.
P.07 escalators are planned at Allahabad , Aligarh and Tundla.
Q.12 lifts are planned at Allahabad , Kanpur , Vindyachal , Jhansi , Gwalior , Mathura , raja Ki Mandi etc .