North Central Railway
No. 11PR/12/2020 Press ReleaseDate: 03.12.2020
Focus on Safety and Mobility-North Central Railway completed many important works in November-2020
Despite ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, North Central Railway achieved many milestones in November-2020. Besides surpassing last year originating freight loading and achieving highest interchange of 532 freight trains on 30.11.20, NCR also completed many important works of infrastructure development and safety related maintenance of assets during November-2020.
For safety of road users 04 RUBs one each in Prayagraj- Kanpur, Shikohabad-Farukhabad, Mathura-Alwar and Dholpur-Agra sections were commissioned in Nov’20 and so far, 09 RUBs have been commissioned in the current financial year. Manned level crossing no.58 in Kanpur-Tundla section was closed during the month and total 28 manned level crossings have been closed in current financial year till November-2020. Provision of power lifting barriers at two level crossings, sliding booms at two level crossings and secured communication between station and gateman at 08 LCs are other important road user safety works completed in November-2020.
North central Railway operates more than 120 trains at 130 Kmph or higher speeds and its trunk routes carry very density freight and passenger traffic. This calls for impeccable maintenance of track and other assets. In November-2020, 38 kms track renewal was done with cumulative renewal of283 kms track in current financial year.To enhance safety and speed of trains over point and crossing zone, 08 nos. thick web switches have been provided in Nov’2020 and so far, 30 thick web switches have been commissioned in FY 2020-21.
46 routes electronic interlocking (EI) at Mauranipur station in Jhansi division commissioned in November 2020. With completion of this work all electro-mechanical signaling in Jhansi-Banda section have been replaced with latest electronic interlocking/ panel interlocking/ standard-IIIinterlocking. Similarly, commissioning of 45 routes EI at Malanpur station on 10.11.20 paved the way for replacement of electro-mechanical signaling in Gwalior-Bhind section. In November 11.88 km route between Prempur and Aung stations on Prayagraj division was equipped with automatic signaling which will enhance train handling capacity in this section.
In the field of rolling stock maintenance,intermediate overhauling (IOH) of 32coaches, shop schedule (SS-I) of25LHB coaches, periodic overhauling(POH) of 30 coaches, routine overhauling (ROH) of 288 wagons and periodicoverhauling (POH) of 751wagons were done by depots and workshops of NCR in November- 2020 to ensure safe and detention free train operations.
In view of foggy and cold weather, safety seminars on prevention of signal passing at danger (SPAD); safe train operation during foggy weather; precaution to taken during shunting operation; precautions for workman at worksite and cold weather patrolling and action to be taken in case of rail fracture etcwere organized at different stations, crew lobbies, yards etc. of Agra, Jhansi and Prayagraj division.