North Central Railway
No. 11PR/02/2020Press ReleaseDate: 19.02.2020
GM NCR & NR Sri Rajiv Chaudhry reviewed Safety, Infrastructure and punctuality position. CCTV camera to assist train passing staff installed at Bamrauli
General Manager NCR &NR Sri Rajiv Chaudhry reviewed safety, punctuality infrastructure and other important issues of Agra, Allahabad and Jhansi divisions through video conference. North central Railway is a major passing through Railway and approximately 1000 trains operates per day on NCR including Vande Bharat, Gatiman, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Mail Express and different types of Goods train. Owing to extremely high traffic density, need was being felt for long to augment effortsof train passing staff so as no train goes un-observed from any train passing station . Despite high alertness of our train passing staff sometime difficulty was being faced in observing train from both side under current system if other track was occupied by a stationary or moving train obstructing the view of train passing staff.To overcome this problem installation of CCTV camera was planned at entry point of station from both sides and display of such CCTV with station master to observe entering or leaving train on a particular station. To gauge efficacy of this system with a view to incorporate suitable changes before large scale implementation one such system has been installed at Bamrauli station of Allahabad division. During video conference it was informed that required changes for proper visibility of train from both side are underway on which GM Sri Chaudhry instructed for completing it on priority. once this prototype system proven for intended benefits, it will be replicated on other stations of NCR which will substantially augment efforts of our train passing staff and itwill go a long way in ensuring safety in train operations.
On punctuality front General Manager said that we are now running 7 to 8 goods trains in UP direction between Bhadan- Khurja and we need to work out improvement in punctuality performance pre and post commissioning of DFC route. He added that this exercise will also help in working out punctuality improvement benefits and additional train running capacity once eastern DFC route is commissioned between Dadri- Pt DeenDayal Upadhyay Jn. which is targeted in the year 2021.
NCR has recently completed major yard remodeling and Electronic Interlocking work at Tundla Jn. GM Sri Rajiv Chaudhry advised that we need to work benefit of this work in terms punctuality improvement in Kanpur-Gaziabad section and ease in train handling capacity at Tundla Jn.
Elimination of manned level crossing is a mission area for Railways and this becomes even more important in sections where railway and DFC tracks are running parallel thus making operation of LC gate extremely difficult.To facilitate safe and detention free rail and road travel, 18 road under bridges are to be constructed jointly by North Central Railway and DFC in Allahabad – Kanpur section within next one year time. Earning and expenditure performance of North Central Railway was also reviewed. GM expressed satisfaction on earning of Rs 181 Cr. Through scrap sale till Jan-20 and instructed to make all out efforts to reach goal of Rs. 225 Cr. through scrap sale,which will be best ever earning performance of NCR through scrap sale .