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Engineering and Electrical staff ensuring continuous water & electricity supply and maintaining communication network over all the offices and around 25000 residences of railwaymen over NCR

North Central Railway


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No. 11PR/04/2020Press ReleaseDate: 28.04.2020

Engineering and Electrical staff ensuring continuous water & electricity supply and maintaining communication network over all the offices and around 25000 residences of railwaymen over NCR

NCR facilitating smooth freight movement over entire IR by monitoring all 520 nos of VSAT deployed over Indian Railway

The nation is fighting the war against COVID-19 pandemic and undergoing a nationwide lockdown during which Indian Railways is not o­nly ensuring the smooth and timely supply of essential commodities through parcel special and goods trains and also empowering the Corona warriorss by equipping them with their innovative efforts like making medical equipments like ventilators, PPEs, converting coaches into isolation wards and producing facemasks, sanitizer etc through inhouse resources.

While the frontline corona warriors are ensuring these services, there are thousands of hidden hands which are providing strength to these fighters. These are the railwaymen who are working 24x7 to facilitate water & electricity supply, and ensuring unhindered communication network.

There is a large number of important offices over NCR including headquarter & 3 divisional offices,which are functioning round the clock apart from approximately 25000 residences which are being duly maintained and the regular water & electricity supply is being ensured. The engineering & electrical staff of all the three divisions working under supervisorsie Senior Section Engineers commonly known as IOWs are making all out efforts with minimal staff to facilitate these services.

They are doing the essential Railway Engineering work line repair to water supply pipe line, disinfection of water, cleaning of water supply tanks, maintenance of sewerage system, carpentry works, making foot operated taps in wash basins etc.. These works are being executed efficiently by Railway Engineering staff under able guidance of their respective supervisors during lock down period, adhering to the guide lines of wearing face masks, sanitizing their tools, regular  hand washing & social distancing etc.

In order to maintain regular electricity supply the electrical department is taking special care in maintaining thesubstations and all the touching points are being regularly sanitized and cleaned in wake of covid-19. In order to ensure backup supply in case of any emergent situation due to any power failure the regular checking& essential maintenanceof DG sets is also being carried out. Even the cleaning of all the water coolers working in offices and installed at stations has been done. Cleaning/sanitization of lifts and escalators at touching points is also being done,apart from checking all control panels of lifts and escalators.

There are total 42 telephone exchange &78 nos of Railnet Location/Railnet Circuitover North Central Railway to maintain telephone and internet connectivity.Mobile Train Radio Communication System commissioned for communication over 1103 Route KM of NCR . For this MTRC system,128nos of BTS, 2 nos of BSC and 2 nos of MSC are working. There are also325OFC Hutlocations.The 1073nos of telecom staff of NCR is also playing an important role when the two third staff is working from home and all the meetings & mandatory training are being conducted o­nline. They are ensuring the smooth internet network & telephone connectivity. They are also maintaining all the exchanges, OFC huts and MTRC installations providing communication over the zone thus ensuring safe operations & proper planning.

Most important of all the activities, NCR telecom is also monitoring total 520 nos of VSAT deployed over entireIndian Railway network for FOIS (Freight Operations Information System), Disaster management, UTS/ PRS. All 520locations are monitored by NCR through VSAT Hub at New Delhi. Thus ensuring smooth freight movement over entire Indian railways during this crisis period & empowering the nation for fight against pandemic COVID 19.

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